Classics Hotel Bastille
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... and then up another hill, and then up another hill to see Sacre Couer. It was beautiful. We took pictures of the city below.
After walking down MANY steps, we hopped the metro to our hotel. The second ride was much better and arrived with no troubles.
As usual we are all exhausted and are ready for a good night's sleep.
The girls don't have WiFi so don't be surprised if you don't hear from them while we are in Paris. ...
... and in the courtyard. At the back is a chapel, very ornate, topped by a gold dome under which lies Napoleon's body. The French have created quite the elaborate hero's tomb, golden and very fancy, for a military hero that they once exiled to Elba during his lifetime. Rather ironic, I think.
We then wandered back towards the river and crossed over to make the promenade down the Champs Elysee to the ...
... eerie but beautiful.
I adored the work of Eugene Delatre, who was one of the most skilled colour printmakers of his generation.
Google images doesn’t do him any justice though!
I went back up to the courtyard where lots of artists were
selling paintings and doing portraits. I sought out someone I had seen drawing
earlier in the day. His name was Basil and he has a very architectural style,
and drew with ...
... we came across. Great little spot with a cool old waiter who warmed to us and gave LJ a bit of a French lesson on the paper table cloth after he'd attempted to order the desserts in the native tongue. On the way home ran into a young French guy who picked us for tourists (go figure) and took us on a bit of a tour of the Grand Palace grounds, completed with historical commentary. Sensational! Another wonderful day in this beautiful ...
... that the French do things differently - the crossings don't necessarily mean that you can walk, as you need to wait for the "green man" which we quickly found out! You need a crossing and a "green man" before you can go! Also not so sure on their unisex toilets - opened the door on a guy today and don't want to experience that again! Tomorrow, late check out and picking up a car to drive to Luxembourg. Love to all xx ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed