Comfort Hotel Paris La Fayette
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A quick trip past the expensive jewelry shops to du Louvre which is where the group decided to begin the day. After a quick discussion about the Da Vinci code and the rose line, the group began an amazing tour thanks to our guide Michel. Beginning with the the four seasons, we weaved our way through many grand rooms and statues on our way to the …
... definitely the chilliest of our European days. The cool temperatures on the water made the cruise quite cold but was a great way to see some of the major sites all in one swoop such as Museo d'Orsay, Notre Dame, Invalides, and the great Eiffel Tower. The deck of the boat was packed with tourists all with selfie sticks which celebrated when we came around the bend to see the Eiffel Tower. It is quite the sight at night all lit up.
Once of the boat and numb from ...
... throngs, and jostled our way to the Winged Victory, up the stairs, past some fabulous art and on to Mona Lisa. We had been told that Mona was very small and we were surprised that it looked "normal" size. I think we were expecting something A4 size.
Then it was onwards, pausing every few minutes while someone blocked a passageway to take a photo of someone doing stupid handsigns in front of a masterpiece. In the end we gave up on that ...
... of the line we were told that too many people were up top at that time, and we would need to buy a "combo" ticket from the second level after taking the first elevator. I'm not sure if they make this ticket purchasing, and line waiting process seemingly inefficient to slow visitors down, but it sure works. The view from the second level was awesome - but we were already so far, that we wanted to go all the way to the top. We waited in line to buy the necessary tickets, and ...
... little drama was behind us.
The flight back was uneventful, although we had the same cabin crew who remembered us. We must be pretty unique as they fly hundreds of people every day, and they remembered us from 5 days before.
In Dublin we found our car well and truly iced over, and sat shivering for a good 10 minutes before the car was warm enough to shift the ice from the windscreens. The weather on my phone suggested -4, home sweet home!