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A Walk Down the Champs-Élysées

La plus belle avenue du monde.

rain 17 °C

After leaving the Louvre, we strolled down through the Jardin des Tuilleries again, through the Place de la Concorde (Concorde Square) and over to the starting point of the most famous street in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, which links Place de la Concorde with the Arc de Triomphe and is a mile and a quarter in length. Here's Cindy:

We didn't get far on our walk before we came across this vendor and I could not help but laugh; selling the French national food, crepes and the American national food, the hot dog in one location. Along with the French national water next to the American national beverage. Marketing genius!

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We kept on walking and soon saw a crowd of people and I could make out a studio movie camera over by the street so we walked over, pushed our way through the crowd like the ugly Americans we are and this is what we saw:

Two of the biggest stars in the world, Kevin Spacey and Liam Neeson, filming a scene together on the most famous street in Paris! And if you look closely, you'll see a restaurant in the background of their scene. Fouquet's is a restaurant that Cindy's mom and dad ate in (or at least had a cup of hot chocolate in, her mom's not quite sure so we're counting on her dad to supply the correct memory when he reads this) 17 years ago when they visited Paris.

After Spacey and Neeson wandered off, we continued walking up the Champs-Élysées toward the Arc de Triomphe and passed a hamburger restaurant. In all the time we've been in Paris and with all the places we've been, we have only seen the American brand McDonald's hamburger restaurants (no Burger King, Wendy's or even Dairy Queen). At the Restaurama at the Carrousel du Louvre (like a shopping mall food court) we did see a hamburger place called Universal Burger, but that's been it. Now we happen upon this obviously fast food hamburger restaurant named Quick (?) and I'm laughing because they don't just sell hamburgers...they sell Spider-Man Burgers!! With cheese that's like Spidey's webbing. Yuck!!

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Next post: The Arc de Triomphe...who makes it to the top?

Posted by WorldQuest 16:06 Archived in France Tagged tourist_sites

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Hi Guys, don't remember the restaurant, maybe we just looked in the window. I remember buying crossiants along the avenue. They were the best we have ever had. To this day, they have never been matched.
I guess I already told you about our day, at Baldwin park. We may try it everyday for a while.
glad you are having a good trip.

by Kimsota

WOW how cool to see movie stars :) You guys are having an excellent trip!

by mamaclukey

That's definitely Liam - I believe the movie he's filming is "Taken" with director Luc Besson. But I don't think that's Kevin, as he's not attached to the project. Must be a French look-a-like. ;)

And you turned down a Spider-Man burger?? LOL

by zengrrl

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