Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Monday, November 24, 2008

Aux Champs Elysées

This was one of the first French songs I ever heard, and I sang it late last night while walking down the Champs Elysées. I really should make an effort to head over that way more often...but after midnight, when there are no tourists.

There was still plenty of traffic though, and I'm still wondering how on Earth we managed to cross the Arc de Triomphe roundabout à pied. It was like Leap Frog, only live. And then we got yelled at by a guard as I was taking this picture. Didn't we think the underground passageway was closed for a reason??And what's a trip to Paris without a visit to the Eiffel tower? Though enough of the blue already people - does Sarko not know that it is so two years ago? :)

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Blogger Emily Marie said...

Funny, I so sing that every time I'm over there! And I was also there last night, weird :)

November 24, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Oh goodness, that does sound dangerous. Though I suppose the Parisian drivers are used to idiot tourists who don't notice the underground tunnels and whatnot.

November 24, 2008 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

Why didn't you use the tunnel?
You're kidding about the bleu eiffel, n'est-ce pas?

November 24, 2008 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

you really walked to the arc through traffic?? did you have a death wish?

i'm glad you made it out alive! :)

November 25, 2008 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

How in the HECK did you cross that rond point like that?? Holy Cow Girl!! That takes GUTS!!

November 25, 2008 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger PAULINE said...

There is reason for everything:

Le monument emblématique de la France revêt un habit de lumière bleu orné de 12 étoiles pour célébrer la présidence française de l'Union européenne, à partir du 1er juillet. Cette présidence prendra fin au mois de décembre 2008.

November 25, 2008 at 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I'm on the champs elysee I have to call out 'new york herald tribune!'. Well, in my head anyway, lol.

I didn't realise it was still blue...

November 25, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Ksam said...

Starman, like I said in my post, it was closed, otherwise we would've used it.

And Rochelle, unfortunately yep - it was only supposed to be blue for two months, but then for whatever reason they decided to keep it blue for his entire 'reign'. I'm not a fan, so I'm counting down the days until it's normal again!

November 25, 2008 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger The Duchess said...

Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head! Glad you lived to tell about your crossing; that's insanity at its best!lol

November 25, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

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