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Travel Blogs from Paris
It was a sad yet exciting morning in Saint Lo as it was my last morning in Normandy but I start a new adventure in Paris! I will truly miss Normandy. Nothing quite like the French countryside mixed in with so much history! I said goodbye to my airbnb hosts and went upon my merry way. Fortunately, I did not wreck the car and made it slightly late to the rental agency. It was well worth the trip! I forgot to mention that I more than doubled the mileage on the car! ...
... and it is actually quite cold waiting. Eventually though we get to the top of the Eiffel Tower! What can I say - she is an amazing structure, and it is impossible to imagine Paris without her. The view is great, even if it is a little hazy. Lots of Aussies in the queue, including a school group from NSW. We take the elevator back to level 2 and then walk to the bottom, it's a long way! Glad we got the elevator up! Ready ...
... in a country where they don't speak English is hard but thankfully many people knew English and could help us if we needed.
We checked into our hostel and immediately set out to start our adventures. Our hostel was a good distance from major things that we wanted to see while in Paris. We had to figure out the metro system and how to switch to different lines and get off at the stops we needed to get off of. By the end of the trip we were ...
... saw it we both exclaimed that I had to get it, the artist also 'gave me' a drawing of a lion turning into the Arc de Trumaphant which is just as good but not better than my elephant.
With a little while more on o Notre Dame we spent a decent amount of time in the Notre Dame walking around and just generally taking it all in. We are thinking that on Christmas Eve we will come back for a service here just have to look into it a bit more.
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... beautifully maintained. Around every corner was yet another beautiful garden. 800 hectares in all.
We then jumped on the bus and went to Monet's garden. Quite a contrast to Versailles formality with a great profusion of flowers everywhere and a lovely little lake with water lilies. His house is quite large and really nice inside. Many of the walls are covered in 18th and 19th century Japanese art.
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