Oh, Champs-Élysées 漫步香榭大道

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從艾菲爾鐵塔到香謝大道,路程其實不遠,大約20分鐘(當然地鐵也會到),

剛到巴黎的我,完全被這美麗的街道深深吸引住,不管道哪裡都想用走的,

因為真的是太美了。

這段路程剛好可以沿著塞納河畔,看著對岸的巴黎鐵塔。

塞納河的兩岸是個神奇的地方,有賣冰淇淋、可麗餅的小販,有豔陽下認真彈唱的街頭藝人,甚至有雙層的旋轉木馬!

From Eiffel tower to Champs-Élysées isn’t a long walk (about 20 mins), you can also take the metro as you like, but I prefer walking (dancing) along the Seine River, and enjoy the lovely view.  It’s a magical place beside the river, lots of street performers, ice cream and crepe shops (quite expensive tho), and most specially, Merry-go-rounds!

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我們在路上買了中餐,必須承認,香榭大道附近的物價真的比較高,算是比較充滿有錢人的一區。

如果不想花太多錢在食物上,請先在別的地方吃飽吧哈哈哈。

下圖是我們的午餐,看起來好像沒什麼也花了20幾歐(淚) [約台幣800],尤其是那杯綠綠的果汁,(我最喜歡喝蔬果汁了,每天早上都一杯),居然是…..

居然是鹹鹹冷冷的湯阿阿阿味道又很神奇阿阿阿阿太不能接受了……

所以買東西一定要看好標籤阿,很多事情不能只看表面嗚嗚嗚嗚。

We bought our lunch on the way to Champs-Élysées, things around the area are quite expensive, you can just feel it’s a rich kind of area, if you don’t want to spend too much money on food, feed yourself up beforehand somewhere else ;). The green thing below in the picture, which I thought was green smoothie without checking the tag turned out to be a cup of soup……( and I didn’t like it). So make sure to check the tag before buying , …just saying.

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香榭大道說穿了其實是名牌集中營,在這裡,只要你想得到的名牌應該99%都找得到。

當然,你也可以找到赫赫有名的凱旋門。

我瘋狂直奔的第一間店是LADURÉE,如果有看過我Instagram的人或許會知道,

我對馬卡龍有著無可救藥的愛意,

很多人都問過我到底馬卡龍有什麼好吃,

對我而言,馬卡龍有種讓人快樂的魔力,只要吃一口心情就能好一整天!

偏偏這可愛的點心單價有點高,所以我對馬卡龍的熱愛一直無法得到Nick的諒解哈哈哈哈。

香榭大道上LADURÉE裡除了招牌的馬卡龍以外,還有其他各式各樣的甜點,甚至還有餐廳區可以用餐,是很大的一間店!

Champs-Élysées is mostly about shopping, you can find most of the luxury brands that you can possibly  think of there. And of course, you can find Arc de Triomphe at the end of the road too.

The first store I (crazily) ran to on Champs-Élyséesm was LADURÉE, of course, if you’ve followed my Instagram, you’d probably know that I’m hopelessly in love with macarons, these little babies play magics on you (me), one bite is enough to lighten up my day. Nick always give me this weird look and go like “Why would you buy such an expensive box of dessert?”, “It’s not a box of dessert, it’s a box of joy.” as I always would answer, and it truly is for me. There are also some other desserts, and they all look SO DAMN GOOD.

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香榭大道上另一間令我印象深刻的店,是這間已經開了100年的Louis Vuitton。

這大概是我看過最大的一間Louis Vuitton,門有總是有條隊伍,排著等著進去的人們,老實說我一開始並沒有進去的打算,因為看起來真的很….. 高檔。加上我也不是個LV狂熱份子。

不過我最終還是在老母大人的指示下踏入了這間黃金宮殿。

這間LV大約有三層樓,每一曾樓都販售不同的商品,從包包、眼鏡、手錶、服飾,一直到行李箱,應有盡有。

其實不管有沒有要買包包,我覺得都可以來看看,因為裡面的Wi-Fi超強(誤)。

如果有買LV產品的意願,那麼更要來。在法國買LV真的必較便宜,價差可以從幾千到幾萬,而且只要是外國人都會退稅,非常划算。

在裡面逛的時候也會發現,真的就是有人可以買”那麼多”,一包接著一包,是用手提不動的數量,真的很恐怖。

Another store I’d like to introduce is Louis Vuitton, gotta have to say I wasn’t planning on going into the store at first, because it looks too… luxurious, and also there is always a line in front of it. But, since I had some gifts to buy for my dearest mother, I got in the line.  It was the biggest Louis Vuitton store that I’ve ever seen,  3 floors that you can shop on, products from purse, wallet, belt, clothes, watch, shoes, suit, to anything you can think of.

If you want to purchase a luxurious LV product without going (badly) bankrupt, Paris is the place, it’s much cheaper here compare to other places in the world, and plus you can get it tax free if you are a foreigner, which is really a good deal.   I’m not really a big fan of Louis Vuitton, but it was cool to hang around the store, I was shocked that some people can actually buy THAT MUCH, bags after bags. I did purchased a purse, and they even gave me this bag that was specially made for Champs-Élysées LV 100 years anniversary.

Oh btw, they have excellent Wi-Fi in the store lol! (important)

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著名的凱旋門就在的這條路的底端,必須要走地下道才能抵達,因為它在圓環路口的中心。

凱旋門真的很壯觀,比我想像中大了些,牆面上刻滿了名字和美麗的雕刻、圖騰,充滿歷史的氣息。

凱旋門的歷史其實很有趣,

拿破崙在義大利時看見了一座拱門,非常喜歡,想要將它搬回巴黎。但是在挖掘的過程中遇到了技術上的困難,最後只好放棄。於是,他便在巴黎造了兩座這樣的拱門,一座是香榭大道上的凱旋門,令一座位於羅浮宮前。

我在義大利時有看到那座拱門,其實就在古羅馬競技場旁邊,相較之下比凱旋門小得多。

Arc de Triomphe is at the end of Champs-Élysées, it was much bigger than I thought it would be. We had to take a underground tunnel to get there since it’s actually in the middle of a roundabout. When I first stepped out of the tunnel, I was in awe, it’s was splendid. It was old, historic yet gorgeous. Names carved on the walls, beautiful sculptures looking so real under the shining sun.

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