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... Did I say Montmartre? We might have actually crossed the border into Mali or Senegal! No sooner did we round the corner on Barbès Avenue than we were plunged into an entirely different Paris: the Paris of north and west African immigrants, of makeshift street markets where women in colourful headdresses hawked vegetables and meat, and male vendors vied with each other to sell us fake Chanel bags and questionable electronics. It really ...
... at the rear of the Eiffel Tower where we took our photos and bought souvenirs. The tour took us around all the usual spots, but we only stopped at the Tower and Napoleon's Tomb at Les Invalides for photo ops. Invalides used to be a hospital for wounded soldiers, and when Napoleon died they put his body in the dome of the building. The tour finished before lunch, so we headed off walking by ourselves to get some 'non-wobbly, taken from the bus' photos. At Opera Garnier there ...
... truy unforgettable experience. Probably the most "untouristy" thing we have done here.
The trip back took us through the Arc de Triumphe roundabout and there were even more ceremonies going on, with a massive "Tricolor" billowing under the Arc.
For dinner we ate locally yet again, at L'arc across the road. How wonderful to dine on authentic French Onion soup, Confit of Duck (Vik had the lamb) and Cafe Gourmand. Tres ...
... Japanese man asked us for help (error!) and caused us to miss the train by seconds. Luckily they run every 15 minutes.
Shockingly enough (despite booking a hotel there) getting off at Villepinte was an error....its just a big carpark. So back on the train we went to Parc des Expositions. We found nearly every exit to the station closed and when we got on the street it was a ghost town of large avenues and corporate offices. We knew our hotel ...
... amp; set everything down. Got my slippers on (the owner has asked for shoes to be removed, the floors are original & the people down below can hear everything). Face timed Amelia & started dinner…love cooking in this kitchen, so petite!
And here I am, enjoyed the calamari, pomme frits, goat cheese, fresh baguette & rose' from Provence. Creme brûlée is going to have to wait until tomorrow.