Friday, May 8, 2009


Holiday number deux for May is Victoire 1945 which celebrates the surrender of Nazi Germany thereby the end of WWII for France. The festivities include a procession of the military on the Champs-Elysées ending symbolically at the Arc de Triomphe. The sitting president lays a wreath on
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which rests underneath the arch.

As it is a holiday, once again be prepared that most of Paris is shut down. Some cafés will be open, but you can pretty much forget going shopping or to a museum on May 8th. If you live here, make sure to have enough food in the fridge on the 7th as the grocery stores will certainly be closed. Also, take note that public transportation is on a minimal schedule.

Seize the opportunity to take a walking tour in Paris. English speaking tours such as Classic Walks Paris are open for business today. So, arm yourself with your walking shoes and get your peepers ready to see this spectacular city. The Eifel Tower never looked so good!

Thank you for reading and bonne journée!