Holiday Inn Paris Gare De Lyon Bastille
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... to our originating
station at Notre Dame, we checked out the underground Crypt of the old remains
of the city. This was a small and quick experience that was neat to see. We
made the walk back afterwards and packed up for our overnight train trip to
Venice. We made it just in time to board our train and from the very get go I
knew this was going to be an interesting experience. We had no idea what to be
prepared for other than a small cabin ...
... man band on the corner where the Jazz trio were last night. This man can play the drums and the mouth organ AND the Guitar all at the same time and sing. Well worth the money he was collecting.
Off to bed now, up at 6.30 in the morning for the flight to Rome then by car to Cortona for a 2 week stay at the Villa. Hope to have lots of wine, food and good company. Well, not really hoping for, we are sure to have all three.
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... to take the stairs up as not only is it nearly half the price of going up in a lift, it also has a much shorter line (and required us to partake in some light exercise). We waited around 40 minutes before we reached the front of the line and I tested out my rusty French by ordering us tickets to the second level. The man did not look impressed as he handed me our tickets.The walk up was actually quite pleasant. ...
By the time we finished dinner it was past 10:30, but we decided to walk to the Eiffel Tower. It's beautifully lit up at night and on the hour it sparkles with thousands of twinkling lights. The ticket line wasn't too long so we went up and enjoyed some great nighttime views of Paris until after midnight. It was a long and tiring day, but a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.
... a few. They also had artworks by Cezanne, Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Guillame and Rousseau - a feast for the eyes and soul. I love the Musee d'Orsay which we probably won't get to visit this time, so I think I got my French art fix today.
We decided to walk from Musee de L'Orangerie, from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, down the Avenue des Champs Elysees (yep, I'm name ...