Saturday 6 June 2009

Our Last Morning in Paris.......

was quite sad, as we were having such a brilliant time, and had lots more to see..!!

So we packed up, and we made the most of our last few hours and headed off to a market we had been told about...I believe it was Marche Ave du President Wilson .

We couldn't believe the length of the market, it was brilliant, it was packed out with people and their Wheely Shoppers! How they choose which stalls to buy from is beyond me..there was so much choice.

We bought the Paella for our lunch.

Beautiful Flowers

We had wonderful weather all week, until today, when the rain started, so in a way, we were sort of pleased to be leaving that day..not much fun walking around in the wet..we made our way back to the apartment..tucked into our delicious Paella, sorted ourselves out and headed for Gare de Nord, to catch the train back to London. We got there a bit early, but it was fine. We didn't want to leave it til the last minute, as we were finding our own way there. Leesa and Dawn had met us...but we were like Pros...and we caught the bus.

Before going through Passport control, we managed a little bit of last minute shopping, and Caroline had a Chocolate Chaud, her favourite, and I had a lovely Verre de vin Blanc. All asked for in French, OK it is only two drinks, but understood straight away, I got a thumbs up from a lovely waiter..rounded our wonderful trip off nicely.

So a BIG THANK YOU to everyone, for making our trip so enjoyable and memorable..we will never forget it!!


  1. Lovely photos, as usual. Funny, it was the paella that caught my eye immediately among the food ones!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the opportunity to find you. How lovely that you had a wonderful time in beautiful Paris. I'll be stopping by again. In response to your question, I use windows Live Writer to create those photo arrangements.

  3. Fantastic photos, Anne! And well done on the French :)

    See you next time, I hope.


  4. I'm glad you made it to a market. I think they are one of the best things about France and especially Paris.

  5. Hi Anne,
    Awwwh, my dear, how it's tough to leave !!
    But, you will be back, I feel it !
    Gorgeous market photos and great lunch choice- Paella, that's yummy !

    I've enjoyed experiencing "vicariously" your first time in Paris through your pics.
    The next time, I'll be in there with you gals !

    Big hugs XX

  6. What an array of photos and I bet it would all taste as good as it looks!

  7. Hi Anne - I see from your post you rented a flat from an owner. How did that work for you? Had you been to that apartment before? I've always wondered what you find when you get there because I've only done it once before in London but it was through an agency. Just my curious mind ;)
    Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. i've never been to a french the selections!

  9. What a feast - for the eyes too.

  10. It's always good to speak the language when there.

  11. I love your victory of ordering in French on your last day (I know you were doing it ahead of time as well) -- how charming of the waiter to give you the thumbs up!

    That Pres. Wilson market is something, huh??

    I love that you're already planning to come back!!


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