Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Paris Day 1 - December 24, 2012

We walked. And walked. And walked. First we walked the Champs Elysees starting at the Arc de Triomphe.
Christmas market in Paris

Then we walked through the Christmas markets from the Petit and Grand Palaces to Place de la Concorde.

Christmas market in Paris

The emphasis was on food in these markets, although I did buy some French milled soap and Connie bought a tablecloth.

Christmas market in Paris. Salmon being cooked.

Here is a stand where salmon is being cooked on wood planks standing between open flames.

Then we walked down Rue de Rivoli to a brasserie for lunch. For very poor onion soup I might add. Then we walked some more.
Notre Dame in Paris

This time to Notre Dame.

I left Arnold, Jennifer and Connie in a brasserie while I tried to find our restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. The street was very difficult to find since it is less than 100 yards long. Once I found the street I had no trouble finding the restaurant, Le Reminet. Then I went back and got everyone and we went to St. Chapelle for a pre-dinner concert. The setting and the music were wonderful. We then returned to Le Reminet for an absolutely fabulous meal. Everyone raved about their food. Then we walked about 3 blocks to the Metro and went to our hotel. Oh, we walked 4 blocks from the Metro to our hotel. Jennifer was walked out! As were many others in the group who did not admit it!

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