OXFORD AND WARWICK
It be a blustery day so we decided to "keep it indoors". Grabbed the Metro to Les Halles, a shopping centre. A super crappy, why did I go there, shopping centre. French it was not. It has all the American outlet chains, every shop I can go to at home in Canada or any city in the U.S. What a friggin disappointment. No place to sit down for a bite because the one thing missing was a food court. All the friggin mall directories seemed to have the Lego store in a different place so it took us a long time to find it.
The Parisian type Lego builds weren't bad but you couldn't get a good photo as they were in the windows so all you got was glare. The good thing was the build a minifig did have chef hats, French style torsos and they had their own "sort of" French dude blockhead (we got two they are kinda cute).
The next stop was the "Opera" stop (no tours today) so we stopped to see a little film called "The Paris Story". It was decent enough. Then into the Galerie Lafayette. This is a department store under a big dome of stained glass. All the levels open to the main floor and it's all very, very shiny and sparkly. We hit up the children's floor (fun Lego displays built by the staff) and lovely little outfits. We were shopping for an old friend from England who is having a baby girl. Of course every little girl needs a French dress from the best shop. Bit of a wasted day really, except for the little dress which Canada Post probably will lose or toss in the bin somewhere as we didn't pay $70 to track it. Friggin hate Canada Post.