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June 28, 2006

On day three we toured the Orsay Museum in the morning and went to the Rodin museum in the afternoon. We went to the Latin Quarter, where there a lot of cafes and imbisses (fastfood places) to get lunch. We ate by the Seine and watched the riverboats. In the afternoon we visit Napoleon’s Tomb, and went to Rue Cler for a relaxing drink at one of the cafes. Later in the evening we went back to the shops of Rue Cler to pick up food for our picnic. Follow the link to find out more about Rue Cler.

Rue Cler – traffic-free since 1984 – offers plenty of space for tiny stores and their shops to spill into the street. It’s an ideal environment for this ritual to survive and for you to explore. The street is lined with all the necessary shops (wine, cheese, chocolate, bread) as well as a bank and a post office. If you see anyone in uniform, they’re likely from the Ecole Militaire (military school, Napoleon’s alma mater, two blocks away).

After rushing to get food before all of the small shops closed for the evening we walked to the Eiffel Tower. We found a great place on the lawn looking up at the Eiffel Tower. We had a nice dinner along with some French wine. Eventually the sun went down and the lights of the Eiffel Tower turned on. It was a perfect night. Ending the wonderful evening, Dusty asked me to marry him and I said YES! It was an amazing ending to a perfect day.

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