Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 60 – Les Grands Magasins

Early start this morning to take in Les Grands Magasins – Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.  Luckily, buffet breakfast at the hotel to prepare! I really was not at all prepared for the sheer size of these department stores. We have NOTHING like this. And they combine such a range of things. Lots of people, lots of sales, but unfortunately no buying for me. I did however try on the ‘luxury brands’. Chanel dresses, Cartier jewelry. One can dream…

This is the inside of Galerie Lafayette. AMAZING

For lunch a grabbed a baguette from Paul’s, possible the most famous boulangerie in Paris. Absolutely delicious! Ate it down one of the side streets, entertained by a group of hip hop dancers on the street.

Shopping continued after lunch, and the best buy of the day had to be macarons from Pierre Hermé. DIVINE!. I grabbed a box of seven (which lasted me the entire weekend!). Flavours of choice – Rose, Coing & Rose, Mogador (chocolate and passion fruit), Infiniment Chocolate, Crème Brûlée, Infiniment Caramel and Chuao (chocolate and cassis).

Dinner at an Italian restaurant on the Champs Elysees before heading back home.

See you in a few days!

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