I had most of today since my flight's not until 7:45p so I took advantage of it to check out some of the major sites. I really had my heart set on Musée d'Orsay but this how the line looked:
At the time I didn't know what was up with all the pomp and circumstance so I just kept on biking around.
Also the Français didn't seem to take too kindly to this ad...
Next I made my way back to the Arc de Triomphe - there is something fascinating about it as such a symbol of the French nation, the highs and lows -- Napoleon built it to commemorate his victories, Nazi's marched underneath it, and Tour de France races around it. Today it looked very different then when I rode by yesterday, the circle surrounding it is usually a mass of 8 lanes or so of traffic but today it was empty and those fancy cavalry riders where just outside of it on the Champs-Élysées.
|empty traffic circle surrounding the Arc de Triomphe|
Anyway --- a pretty neat way to end the trip.