Campanile Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines
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... packed last night, got ready this morning and had breakfast downstairs.
We started the day on time. However, we got talking to Agri and Roger (our hosts) on our way out about music and how much we appreciated them, their home and their hospitality. We ended up running late.
We took the tube to the overland train station at St. Pancras, but just missed our train to Dover. So, we waited in the train station for about an hour for the next train. ...
To kill 2 hours?
BUT, guess what - the Pompidou Centre was right across the street. WOW.
Found our way in realising our timing was brilliant - there are long lines of barriers on the footpath to manage the HUGE queues during the day. But we just walked in.
Fascinating display and shop of modern art style homeware, floors of exhibition spaces and a library to die for.
Not time for the exhibitions - Matisse, but the library had a featured display ...
Bon. La sieste fut bénéfique mais pas vraiment courte. En parcourant le dédale des terminaux 2 et 3 à la recherche de la navette qui nous emmènerait à l'hôtel que j'ai réservé, je suis tombe par pur hasard sur Manu, un collègue français du MBA. Manu a eu la gentillesse de nous raccompagner à l'hôtel, m'évitant ainsi sûrement de perdre un temps précieux à trouver la navette. Mais ...
... Day celebration. There are kids everywhere. They're wearing brightly coloured t-shirts and wrinkly and grass-stained shorts. They have temporary tattoos of the Canadian flag on their cheeks and forearms, and popsicle-purple on their tongues. They're running huge circles around the old town hall, and the baseball pitch, and the tree-lined streets which formed old Greenfield Park, chasing one another and forgetting their classroom rivalries for the free-for-all of Summer. A local cover ...
... luggage and discovered, to everyone’s delight, that tho hotel offers free wifi! I got the code and sent an email to the rents so they are aware of my luggage situation. I also sent a quick message to my friend on Facebook.
We had a quick lesson on how to use La Metro at 14h00 and left shortly afterwards. We used two different lines and got off at a street with lots of shops in front of La Sacré Coeur. All the shops were ...