Rue Cler Fleurs

Cler-Fleurs-LOWThe Rue Cler is one of my favorite stops in Paris. The neighborhood is just a few blocks long, but boasts some of the best traditional street markets in the city. On the Rue Cler you buy your cheese, bread, flowers and meat from different merchants along the way.

This photo was taken early morning, when the older crowds were examining the best goods of the day.

 

Champs-Élysées

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We arrived in Paris on World War II Victory Day, a national holiday to celebrate the anniversary of when Charles de Gaulle announced the end of World War II in France on May 8, 1945. Streets and buildings were draped with French flags, especially the Champs-Élysées.

 

Morning smoke

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I spy a man walking his dog in a Paris park near Notre Dame, with the biggest cigar I’ve ever seen a Parisian smoke.