Centre International De Sejour Maurice Ravel
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It was in a good location, but the rooms were kind of dirty.
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... all out so I could get to the hip-hop-est hostel ever - neon lights outside, bouncer on the door, techno background music everywhere, no outside food/drink allowed, hotel-like lobby...it's basically a hotel with some dorm rooms in it. Weird.
Writing this on a train fresh from the countryside of Normandie, Paris' quality of being a 'bustling metropolis' is really accentuated. It was a relief to smell grass ...
... to get a refund of 2 nights at the first hotel so all was not lost.
First stop was to Gare d' Est - just across the road from our new hotel. We bought a book of metro tickets each for our transport for the next 3 days. The metro system is equally as good as the London Underground and we were soon on our way to the Arc de Triomphe. Entry lines were short so we made our way up the 284 steps to the top of this arch that is the centre piece of the 12 ...
... local bike-share bikes, Velib. We headed les Invalides, an amazing building, or complex, housing Napolean's tomb. He certainly suffered an inferiority complex of some sort. We also visited the military museum and looked at a an exhibition of WWs 1 and 2. Quite a bit different looking at history from another countries perspective.
We then grabbed a bite to eat ...
So for our second day in Paris we had 3 very big destinations to take in. FIrst, we ventured to Notre Dame Cathedral for mass. It was the most immaculate church we've ever seen. It's 850 years old, so taking in the history and atmosphere was especially mind-blowing. Fatima lit candles for everyone, so if you get a blessing soon, it's because of her :)
Our next trip was to the historic Louvre ...
... more than half had been eaten before we swapped.
It was so peaceful and relaxing just sitting in the sunshine and people watching. An old man tried to hit a chestnut with his walking stick. We started to giggle uncontrollably every time he took a swing and missed. To give the old man some credit, he didn't give up and hit it on the 8th swing. All that laughing made us so hot we needed an ice cream to cool off. A lady was selling ...
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