I think we were at the Louvre from 10 til 5. Most of that time on our feet except for a late lunch at a cafe in the museum.
When we got back to the hotel, we didn’t emerge until about 9. Stephanie’s wanted to stop by a FNAC, France’s version of Best Buy, to scope out the latest tunes—if they were still open. Turns out their Champs-Élysées location closed at midnight, giving us a reason (and enough time) to go check out the Arc de Triomphe.
It cost something like 8€ a person to climb the 284 steps to the top. We debated the cost for a moment. Oh what the heck, we’re on vacation.
The view at the top of course was stunning, the Eiffel Tour was all lit up, with a lighthouse like spotlight cycling around the top. Here’s my best attempt, sans tripod.
Afterwards we took a break from our high culinary pursuits for something a little more pedestrian: French fast food at Quick.
After seeing an advertisement in Cannes for a sandwich that looked like two burgers fused together, I knew I HAD to have it. Thankfully Stephanie was game. I got the Double Effect! Beef, she had the Double Effect! Chicken, and we both tried their version of fried cheese—which happened to be fried chevre. Only in France.