On our way to l'arc de Triomphe underground. We couldn't go up to the top though because of some strike... Paris is always having random strikes.
A stop at Laduree on Champs-Elysees. We weren't allowed to take photos inside. It's lame cuz the pastries are cute, but they're not that good. I don't get the hype.
That night, we met up with our friend's friends who were also studying in Paris on exchange, for cocktails. My friend and I made the mistake of ordering this because it was 40 EUROS! And you can't send food back in Europe. So split between two, we each paid 20 euros. Jesus.
The next day, we went to the major department stores like Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. We went up to a cafe on the roof of one of them (I forget which one) and took in the amazing view of Paris...
Then we went to Jardin de Luxembourg to tan... such a beautiful park.
(yes, i wore a bikini top, so chic of moi)
At night, we took our usual route (down Rivoli, past the Louvre to Concorde then down Champs-Elysees) for overpriced ice cream at the Haagen-Dazs cafe.
The first time we walked down Champs-Elysees in daylight, I didn't even know that it was the famous Champs-Elysees. I was so used to seeing those popular photos of it at night that I didn't even realize as we were walking down this regular street!
We found such a building with nice gates and a pretty garden. Then we realized it was the new Abercrombie & Fitch store to open the next week. We could smell the A&F perfumes from outside, no joke.
Champs-Elysees' huge sidewalks were the best. We had fun biking down here.