My day walking Paris in photos | Paris, France | Here is my photo album of my entire day walking in Paris. I think I have been to Paris at least forty times in my life, and I never seizes to amaze me with it beauty. My day began walking up and down Champs Elysees, when I decided, due to the amazing weather, to visit a local Flea Market to buy a few things for our new apartment in New York. I asked to the concierge at my hotel, and her recommended the Marche Vernaison at Marche aux Puces in St Ouen. (Metro 4 – Porte de Clignancourt). Since the sun was out and the temperature was ideal, I decided to walk from Hotel de Sers to the flea market, which took me approximately one hour.
Once I go there, I must admit, my first reaction was…. Really this crap is the market. Well the area of Marche aux Puces can be a bit deceiving, but trusting the words from my concierge, I decided to give him a vote of confidence and walk around. After 5 minutes, of almost giving up, I found the lovely Marche Vernaison. I think I spent over two hours browsing and scouting for pieces for our house. After spending a few hundred Euros, and keeping in mind that my next stop is Italy and need to travel light, I call it the day, and got ready to head back to my area at Avenue George V. But before, since I was starving, looked for a local brasserie to have a quick late lunch. And boy I found the right one…. ha ha ha I could not have found a more camp and kitsch restaurant, with live French music and a very interesting local crowd and scene – Chez Louistte. BTW the brasserie is right within the Marche Vernaison, and if you walk by the alleys of the market, you will definitely hear the inviting sounds.
After that got back to Hotel de Sers, dropped all my new acquisitions, and headed to Hotel Edouard 7 for a quick walk through of the property, located in Opera. From there I walked to Musee du Louvre, and onward to one of my favorite sites, at the very end of Jardins aux Tuiliers, right before Place de la Concorde where I like to seat with my coffee and just enjoy the views of la Tour Eiffel.
Finally I aimed straight back to my hotel, by Avenue des Champs Elysees, passing by the Petit Palace and one of my favorite buildings in Paris, the Grand Palais. Immediately was intrigued by the Monumenta 2014 Exhibition by Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (which between us, was nothing special, except the “How to meet and Angel” room). So I decided to enter, being this – believe it or not, my first time ever inside the stunning architectural wonder. I fall in love with the concentric domes. So beautiful.
This was my last stop and back to my hotel, again by Avenue des Champs Elysees, this time enjoying the sunset right over the Arc de Triomphe. I am exhausted and tomorrow I have a very early morning flight to Puglia, Bari in Italy to continue my adventure. Good Night. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email email@example.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Check our schedule bespoke groups, escapes and retreats at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.
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