The Avenue des Champs-Élysées
On our first full day in Paris on our own after our tour ended, I had a plan, but we ditched it and decided to just walk. We walked the Champs-Élysées from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe where we climbed to the top. A small detour along the Rue St-Honoré allowed us a glimpse of the gate to the Presidential Palace and gave us a chance to visit the original Hermès store to see the hints of its start as a harness and bridle workshop, not to mention the glorious scarves.
This is the day when we said most often, “We’re in Paris!”
There are more photos from our day of walking and the rest of our France trip on my Flickr page: Joy’s Photostream.
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I love your pictures – they really capture the fel of Paris. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/LAe6cu
Joy, your photos are spectacular!
Lovely shots!! I definitely can’t wait to visit someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Paris is one of my bucket list places! I’ve never been to Europe, but Paris is at the top of my list if I ever get there. Thanks for posting your fabulous pictures!
What a wonderful walk that is! Climbing to the top of the arc de triomphe is such a special thing to do. Lovely photos, I had to check out your flickr photos too of course. I’ve never managed to see the Elysee Palace- so many beautiful places in Paris of course.
Your gorgeous photos make me wish I were in Paris!
I hope you delighted in every minute. Look at that sky. Beautiful.
My husband always says the best way to see a city/country is on foot… sounds like your walking day was spectacular!
Joy, It’s always a pleasure to see photos of Paris and hear about the travels of others. Here’s Mine
Fantastic pictures. I would be saying the same thing too.
Outstanding pictures! Thank you for sharing them.
So beautiful! I hope to make it to Paris one day…
What a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing your photos!
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