- String Bean Jen
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Yes, today I crossed it and rode down it by bike. :D Spent a good while sitting on a bench staring at the Arc de Triomphe, watching the absolutely CRAZY traffic fly around and about the arch.a layer of chips wrote:Have you tried crossing the Champs Elysee on foot yet? It's fucking terrifying...
I wouldn't have seen a fraction of what I have seen in this city so far if it hadn't been for Velib. Velib (Velo + liberte) is resolutely perfectly named: it is the most liberating thing! I'm itching to get back to London to try our new cycle scheme now but we have far fewer bikes and unfortunately London traffic is not as chilled out and sparse as Paris traffic generally seems to be. Plus there are avenues and boulevards here which are wide enough to have fully separated bus and bike lanes. I just love it!
Had another delicious and heartening meal tonight: Le Grenier de Notre-Dame. Right in the shadow of the Notre Dame, a cosy veggie restaurant. Figs, honey, tofu, seitan, carrots, aubergine, ahhh.
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I was about to say this. You're there at exactly the right time for cycling, Jennifer... Also at this time the south of France is absolutely packed with people.joanny wrote: August is the time where most of Parisians are leaving for holidays, it's generally far more packed than it is now ;)
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