Got up early to make sure we were at the parade at 9 am even though it doesn’t start until 10ish. The champs Elysées is already packed by then but we find a bench where we can sit on while we wait and stand up on to see the parade. The military parade all at all is really not a huge deal. I feel like I’ve seen many of these parades before. While we’re waiting for the man to get moving, im starting to get hungry and pick up some croissants aux noix from Ladurée. It was the only shop on our side of the Elysées that had anything close to breakfast. Boy that was one sugary, but very tasty croissant.

The most impressive part of the parade is om the