Here is the Champs Elysee at night. Our hotel was right off this premier avenue full of the best shopping, fashionable people, incredible food, and festive lighting. On one end we could see the Arc de Triomphe, and on the other was a glittering ferris wheel. Plus, we had a great view of the Eiffel Tower which was adorned in glittering lights – it looked like a giant Swavorski crystal sparkling in the night.
As for my French, well, woefully, it is pathetic. However, as Dominic is English, he took six years of French in school so he was able to communicate with the locals and get us to where we needed to be (and kept our stomachs full).