Another long day, but not so much wandering as yesterday. We headed out bright and early in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt, which involved a first go on the driverless Meteor line. Ace – very Maglev-like. We were in search of the marche aux puces at PdeC, but what we found didn’t really meet expectatiosn – it was a mixture of modern market (clothes/accessories/electrical goods) and antiquey covered markets selling large pieces of furniture and reclaimed ironwork…. neither of which really fall into the flea category in my book.
So seeing as it was very sunny and very hot, we decided to abandon all attempts at touristing, opting for Plan B, lazing in Parc de Sceaux. It was a bit of a palava to get there, mainly due to lackof open ticket booths in Chatelet, and my not being 100% sure which RER B station we needed… but we got there in the end, complete with pique nique goods, and spent the entire afternoon soaking up the sun, reading and snoozing.
Walked back to the hotel by way of l’Arganier, a cous-cous restaurant in the Marais, and slept well until early rise and shine required to commute back to Gare du Nord inorder to catch the 08.45 back to Londres.
December 2012: Following Fotopic’s demise, I’ve uploaded the photos onto Flickr – May Bank Holiday weekend in Paris, May 2003