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... Lining up for the 'priority' entry, waiting for the audio that really did not work, trying to find the audio channels, trying to see anything amidst the surging tide of tourists all photographing, photographing, just because - it was almost an endurance event. Added to this (oh no) we went the WRONG WAY!!! Big mistake. French history backwards. So confusing.
Versailles probably needs reverence but today we got postcard moments. We might need to go back one ...
The rain had definitely gone. The sky was blue and a perfect day to stroll around the Marais before going to Luxembourg Gardens.
Leaving the apartment we stumbled from site to site, shop to shop, as we made our way to the Place des Vosges. We saw
- Les Amis du Musée Carnavalet
- Hotel de Sully
- and plenty of other places...
We had a coffee and Claudia had her breakfast, crepes...
We stayed at the Vosges gardens for ...
... the Louvre. The building is humongous; we approached it from the front where the glass pyramid is, and I was shocked to find when we entered a second fairly large courtyard that the building was so large that it encompassed that courtyard too. As Napoleon was quite a short man the sheer size of the building makes you wonder if he was compensating for his height perhaps... the Louvre is home to the original of the Mona Lisa. I couldn't justify paying the entrance fee to ...
... but Rob claimed it was one of the best he'd had--since he and his very good friend began rating them at every restaurant thirty years ago.
Post-script: I walked by the restaurant I was talking about later in the afternoon and they had posted a French newspaper article on the same subject, where they had been interviewed saying they only use FRESH FOOD FROM THE RUNGIS MARKET! Well, I said it was good, didn't I!
... I stayed in the park after I came down and waited till 8 so I could see it sparkle - just stunning! Good end to a ****** day.
No expectations at all for today. Just going to get out there and enjoy the city, see where my feet take me.
Thanks again for listening to me rant on :) Hope you're enjoying "our" trip as much as I am!!!
MUAH MUAH MUAH
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