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The high speed TGV train sped us off to Paris amid increasing cloud cover and dropping temperatures. Avignon runs about 10 degrees warmer -- and drier -- this time of year, so we left a sunny 73 and arrived in a rainy 63.
Navigating a major train station beneath one of the world's 10 busiest airports required an internal compass, some luck, and the good fortune of a well-placed Information stand. We fly out of Paris early in the ...
... Canal is criss crossed with foot and street bridges and lined with cafes, bars, galleries and bakeries, which makes for a great evening stroll. When we returned from shopping and our walk, I sat outside on the balcony with a French beer 1664 and breathed in the heady aphrodisiac of unintentional voyeurism peculiar to the Parisians, at least where we're staying in the more bohemian République. From where I sit I see a woman in an apartment across the street ...
... the arts flourished here in the centuries past, as the government commissioned so much beauty in its inner city infrastructure. It must have inspired the Pariseans of the past to their artistic best.
We saw much of this in our travels around the city. We wondered over to Notre-Dame
cathedral, stopping to get Brett some wholemeal French baguettes at a busy bakery en route. How French! Notre-Dames is very gothic, ...
... so we could go for an explore around the park, and the banks of the Rhone. We had a dinner reservation for 8, and it was getting pretty chilly again, so we decided that a movie would be a good way to stay warm and pass some time. Well, what a disaster that turned out to be. Ryan Gosling + Cannes Film Festival. . . Surely it couldn’t be anything but good? Wrong. Never EVER watch Only God Forgives. It’s currently tied for worst film ...
... strolled along the famous Champs Élysées and past the designer shops and fancy cafes! We ended the afternoon with an hour up the top of the Arc de Triomphe watching the crazy French drivers down below! That night I had planned to take Mat to Moulin Rouge for his birthday. The show included champagne and was an incredible night! The can can was definitely my favourite part! Day 5: We finally slept in until mid day, we were that exhausted! We got ...
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