On the final days of our trip, we headed towards the Avenue des Champs-Élysées for a browse and some shopping. It was a seriously pretty street but hugely busy, and it felt like summer – which was a good thing.
We also went to see the Arc de Triomphe which sits nicely at the top of the avenue – slap bang in the middle of the busiest, craziest roundup ever. I hate driving through roundabouts so I couldn’t even look at this one. Truly. I kept trying to take a peek in to people’s windows as the houses were so impressive (pretty sure you can get arrested for that actually), and I’d heard the area was home to some of the most expensive property in the world. I’m not sure why you would want to live there though to be honest – it was noisy and busy. I still would though, don’t get me wrong.
After gazing up at the Arc, we took a walk back down Champ-Élysées again, and in to Sephora for a bit of perving. I left with nothing, despite wanting it all. Willpower, I think that’s called.
We decided to take a walk down the river towards the Eiffel Tower and get something to eat. We had a cute picnic under the Trocadero, and watched the sun set over the tower which was lovely.
On the final day, we headed over to the Notre Dame again and had a little wander around here, seeing the side streets before heading back to the Ladurée tea rooms & store to pick up some macarons for my mum. Maybe some for me too.
After that, it was time for wine in the sun outside a little café – people watching is fun in every country. We were actually sitting near the MAC shop and I just remembered seeing a couple come out of the store with three of the biggest bags of MAC goodies – like MAC bags that were the same size as those laundry bags you get. It could have been £3000 worth – considering how small MAC items are. Crazy. The girl couldn’t even carry one bag!
Before it got dark, we got the Metro over to the Trocadero for the last time, and watched the sun set over the tower before the light show. How pretty!
We decided to have dinner near our apartment and had one of the best meals ever at a new place up the road – slow cooked beef and lots of wine.
It was definitely such a great trip, made better by the fact that we saw and did so much more than we expected. I definitely recommend a visit in the near future! I hope you enjoyed my photos.