on January 19, 2007
This the the major shopping avenue in Paris with one end starting at the Arc de Tromphe and ending at the Rond Point. The variety of shops here is amazing and so are some of the things you may see. To begin we first saw a group of Rugby team supporters take over the road for about 1/2 a block cheering with their banner and stopping traffic. Our second incident here was the Nike store, which I was dying to get into, was closed for a few hours due to 2 major tennis starts signing autographs. The gathering was interesting and we did get some tennis balls stamped Nike Paris for free! Being an American living in Germany for 2 years this street was my haven with stores like Nike, Adidas, Disney, and a 3-story Gap store. There are also upscale stores such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Hugo Boss. This is also where the Planet Hollywood is located, and for Ice Cream fans Haggen Das. There is also great people-watching here from locals to tourists of all nationalities. There is an underground parking place, but as with all places in Paris the metro is best, we got off at the Arc de Tromph stop and walked to the other end and then on to the Louvre, a long walk that consumed a good portion of the day, but also allowing you to take in many of the sight sounds and smells of Paris.
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