"Walking the Right Bank" Walking Tip by MikeBird
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From the Notre Dame turn right and cross the branch of the Seine to the Right Bank. Along the walls of the embankment you will find the old and somewhat battered book stalls, called Les Bouquinistes, most of which were closed up when we were there in February. You can spend some time browsing through the assorted second-hand books and magazines in the hope of finding a treasure but given the cold breeze coming off the Seine you'll not want to stop long. It's for a good reason that most of the stall holders had gone.
When you reach the Quai de la Megisserie you will find the shops are characterised by Gardenware and plants - many of which give a colourful front display. Between these shops are the pet stores. If you can face it these are brimming with pets of all kinds. All of the animals appear to be well cared for - it's just seeing them caged up in small confines that made me feel uncomfortable.
Further along you will come to the Louvre palace. Most tourists at this point would want to cross the road and explore the enormous world famous Art museum but if it's a Tuesday in February - be warned you'll be out of luck. The gallery will be closed.
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