After the lights of the Moulin Rouge area the night before. We took a quick walk and saw this beautiful view. We’ve been a few times before to the Montmartre District and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Sacre Coeur Basilica. We only had a day and we wanted to go to the Clignancourt Flea Market (ok so I wanted to go and the hubby was ok was nice enough to go with me)
We wandered around all the markets and I searched out this bead stall – Les Perles d’ Anton on 142 Rue des Rosiers, stand 30.
Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but known to everyone as Les Puces (The Fleas) is the largest antique market in the world, over 150,000 visitors attend each weekend. As many times as we’ve gone nothing seems to change. I even wonder if some of the same antiques are still there from my first visit 12 years ago.
After walking rows and rows of antiques we were ready for my second must visit place in Paris. We caught a cab (my hubby’s preference – the Paris Metro would have been faster) we arrived at Angelina. It has amazing pastries and macarons and we always get some to eat there and some to go for later (even if it’s only one hour later – yum)
The main reason I go is for the amazing world famous hot chocolate. It’s served in a little pitcher and it’s so decandant that I still crave it. I’ve bought the bagged hot chocolate but it doesn’t compare to what they serve.
We walked down to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. I’d like to say we had a romantic night but after 17 hot days of travel we popped into the movie theater and watched a film. Funny thing in Paris movie theaters, you can get popcorn salted or with sugar, we stayed with the traditional salt. We caught a cab and drove around the Place de la Concorde before we returned back to our hotel for a good night’s rest before returning home.