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Another rainy day in paris. We had a big hailstorm the other night...in June!! We decided to take a day rip to Chartres cathedral. About an hour by train and away from the hordes in the city. We had read that there was a daily tour by a British guy who has led tours there for 57 years. So off we went...it is a beautiful old gothic church built in the late 1100's on the site of ...
... t disappointed, it was great.
After Centre Pompidou, we crossed over the Seine to Ile de la Cite where Notre Dame can be found. It is an amazing gothic cathedral and put simply, it's enormous! It's flying butresses are pretty impressive, but I have to say I love the gargoyles. Even though it is packed with people, Notre Dame feels quite peaceful and it's nice that most ...
... too much smog in Paris! Did feel bad that our benefit was due to pollution.
Headed to the Arc de Triumph and climbed the circular stairs to the top, with the pollution, couldn't really see long distance, but it was so nice to be up there. Look at all those avenues & people driving around the Arc with no marked lanes.
Our stomachs were starting to rumble, but we wanted to go to the Eiffel Tower. Hopped back on ...
... we more likely walked around gawking at everything. Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Ferragamo, Lauduree, Mui Mui and of course other brands I've never heard of... I didn't touch anything in fear that I would ruin something. If you wanted to blow some serious money, this is the place to do it. By this time my dad and brother in law have gone back to the hotel - if the girls were even too tired to shop, you know the boys were done a lonnnnggg time ago. My sis, mum and I wanted to ...
... Pa, Mamma and Grandapa he will be playing you guys when we get home. Tomorrows adventure we are off to Disneyland Paris, yes we are going to Disneyland in LA for three days but we promised Charlie we would see Mickeys Mouse this week. So it will be an early start for us as we need to be at the bus by 7:30am, so we have ordered a taxi for 7am. Must remember to set an alarm since we have been sleeping in till after 7am each morning. Until tomorrow's blog, see you all ...
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