06/04/2012

Paris Day 5: L'Opera, Les Grands Boulevards, Place de la Madeleine and Le Moulin Rouge

The "Pont Alexandre III" at sunrise

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The Opera....best to go for a show but there where none during our visit , even the opera itself was closed to visitors during the day for rehearsals so plan ahead ! DSCN1135 [1280x768].JPG

Cute water fountain for dogs !DSCN1141 [1280x768].JPG

Literature is everywhere ....DSCN1144 [1280x768].JPG

One of those covered passages ....( covered shopping street ).

Here the well known theater "theatre des Bouffes Parisiens" for stand up comedyDSCN1145 [1280x768].JPG

The pretty noticable delivery car for the very famous shop "Colette" . Colette is the trend setter , most hip boutique in Paris....always very expensive, unique , pretty beautiful or totally funky ....never indispensable !DSCN1151 [1280x768].JPG

 

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Fun phones that plug to your computer ...to skype in style !DSCN1158 [1280x768].JPG

Next door : The lingerie shop of Chantal Thomas ....like a real french boudoir...DSCN1153 [1280x768].JPG

We are at Angelina Patisserie and Cafe for lunch now....

Delicious steack tartare, fabulous pastries and a hot chocolate!DSCN1162 [1280x768].JPG

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Raspberry macaron with a rose and lychee flavored cream....yum !DSCN1165 [1280x768].JPG

Next stop : Fauchon with a new fresh look....we are packing up some more goodies for the road!DSCN1175 [1280x768].JPG

Yes it is COLD AND RAINY ....but we are still having a great time !DSCN1166 [1280x768].JPG

We thought ....we Have to see a show in Paris ...a real parisien show ...what else than the "Moulin Rouge " ! This would have never crossed our minds when we were leaving in France ( actually only 15% of the spectators are french , the rest being Americans, Chinese, japanese ) But we've been leaving in San Diego long enough now that we do want to see a French Cancan !!!

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There are plenty of  shows in Paris ( "Le Lido"  is suppose to be fantastic ...) but there is something special about the Moulin Rouge and its history .The decor is still just like a Toulouse Lautrec painting. It transports you in an other time .For that itself its forth going ....and the topless girls of course ! C'est Paris !!DSCN1188 [1280x768].JPG

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Returning to our hotel....one last look at the Eiffel Tower by night .

Try to make it at the hour to see it sparkle for 5 mns ...it's magical !DSCN1201 [1280x768].JPG

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