Christmas eve in Paris. Light snow fell for most of the day, so a white Xmas is looking good. Today we went to lunch at one of the swankier restaurants in Paris for Sam's birthday, Le 39V, just off the Champs Elysees (and yes, it involveld negotiating the Arc de Triomphe again),(http://www.bestrestaurantsparis.com/en/restaurant-paris/detail/le-39-V.html). The food was absolutely divine, service was great, setting was perfect, the bill was - well, lets just say, it is a once in a lifetime experience. Still, wouldn't have missed the experience for quids.
Did some grocery shopping for Xmas day lunch. Apparently the whole of Paris shuts down on Christmas Day, so it looks like we'll be cooking our own dinner. Ah well, it IS Xmas in Paris after all.
A merry Xmas to all, and a happy new year.