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J'adore Paris!!! What a beautiful, beautiful city. I thought it was gorgeous during the day on Friday when we first arrived, but seeing Paris at night is like seeing a whole other city. They don't call it the city of lights for no reason! First of all, let me just say, the rumors are false (at least in my experience), the French people are very …
... They've not been taking naps these days and with all the stimulation of the day the went down easily (mainly Eliora who usually puts up quite a a fight).
With the kids out of the way we could feasted on some desert and it was time to call it a night.
Plans for tomorrow:
- Marathon unpacking session
- Take the metro to my work place to check out the route
- Prepare for work on Monday
- Catch up on odd tasks
... to the top of the right tower, then make your way back down. There were lots of narrow stairs of course, but it was definitely worth it.
After exploring the towers I went into Notre Dame itself. It is a lovely church, and of course, big! They have recently restored some historical carpets, and they are on display for the first time in 30 years, so that was a bit special.
After Notre Dame I made my way to the Eiffel Tower, ...
... off my food. A bag lady came and scavenged food from the table from amongst the birds. The girls whose table it was just watched, I don't even think they had finished eating. After lunch we continued on up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triumph. We found the underpass to the centre of the crazy roundabout and walked up the steps to the top. What an amazing view. You can clearly ...
... where you can hop on or off the trains. The trains are numbered and colour coded so that you can use the map to work out which trains you will need to get on to reach your destination. The train system was difficult to navigate at first, but we are getting much better at it now. When taking the Metro home today, the lady in the line in front of me at the gate-machine, had the gate slam on her and trap her between the doors. She was panicking ...