Emeraude Hotel Helios Opera
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... couple of minutes long?
Francois - it's about 20 minutes long
Pete - OK, so does that mean it starts at about 10.40?
Francois - yes, that sounds right.
We then find a spot somewhere where can see but as close as humanly possible to the exit gates, so that we can get the metro back into Paris before missing the last train.
10.40 comes along and the inevitable questions from the kids start - when does it start. On comes the PA. Bonjour, the lightshow ...
... once a year, apparently tastes **** and is expensive, but still sells.
Having not climbed enough steps to get to Sacre Couer we then climbed another 300 to get to the top of the dome. Great view from the top. Paris is huge. Now I am stuggling to even lift my legs to get into bed.
Enough for today. Oh last nights concert at Sainte Chapelle was good. Probably about 300 people there.
... next day we were off to the nearby town of Gives to visit the local Saturday markets and stroll the streets. We ended up inside this huge old barn that was filled with every kind of fresh produce you could possibly want. Cheeses, fruits & vegetables, meats, chickens, jams, eggs, cider, wine.........everything was on display and every man and his dog was there to stock up on supplies. We bought fresh figs, locally made Camembert cheese, some jams and fruit loaves. On the way ...
The Louvre was always on the list. Ours anyway. Possibly not the girls. We forget that much of what makes Paris is the culture, an acquired taste that may not always be immediately attractive to kids. Last time we were in Paris we purchased a museum pass and visited a number of galleries and museums. This time we thought it best to limit our culture to one visit to the Louvre. I'll always remember approaching the Louvre on my first visit. It was morning ...
The TGV got us into Paris in no time, but we were still only had 30 mins to get to our apartment because we were advised that check in was only until 5.30 pm. So we hi-tailed it from the train station and got to our apartment in the nick of time. There was a welcoming person who showed us around and assured us that we had picked the best place in Paris to stay. This has turned out to be exactly true!! We went for a bit of a walk that night, orientating ourselves, visiting ...