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Well as suspected we never made it to the parade. Poor Lori was up all night being sick and was feeling pretty sick the next morning. So we let her rest it off so she would be right for the rest of the partying that night. Anna and I went down the road for savoury breakfast crepes while the others got ready. We'd decided that morning we were going to go to Pere Lachaise! Pere Lachaise is a massive cemetry with some of the most beautiful graves, sepulchres etc for many famous and royal dead people.
We walked to it as it was only about a mile up the road from the hotel. It was a nice walk in the sunshine up and when we entered the cemetry grounds we were stunned by how huge some of these sepulchres and graves etc were, it was amazing. They must cost a fortune in upkeep! Some of the famous ones were Jimmy obviously, who had the most boring grave ever!! Its patrolled 24hrs a day as too many people were having sex etc on it!! There was Chopin who's grave emitted his own music which was rather creepy and covered in flowers etc.
It was a nice walk back where we bought fresh hot breadsticks from a bakery and some salads etc to make us a picnic dinner!! It was good, all making out own baguettes and packing them with wine, chips, dips and fruits to take with us that night. It was a pretty hot day, so we all got ready and eventually left at 5pm so we could get a space on the lawn between the Tour Eiffel and the stage where the concert was being held.
We found out that James Blunt was the only artist we would know that evening so we chose to sit closer to the Eiffel Tower.
The backing music was Oprah. Now I've never had an appreciation for the music but that night it was perfect.