We set out the next day and found lovely green spaces and interesting architecture as we walked to the metro station.
However this version of an “Arch of Triumph” – while pretty – is not quite as impressive as the one in Paris:
We sat down at a cafe for a bit, because there was something very surprising and entertaining going on. Two motorbikes were apparently parked illegally, and a very specialized truck came along to tow them – but what it does is harness the bikes and lift them high in the air to be secured to the truck!
As we watched, fascinated by the whole process, a woman walked up – apparently one of the bikes was hers. She talked them into giving it back to her – but I suspect she is still paying a fine…