Holiday Inn Paris Bastille
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We awoke after a good night's sleep to a sunny but cold Parisian day. Executive petit dejeuner at the local Subway. It was 2 hours before the departure of the TGV so we strolled along the left bank of the Seine and watched the Paris Marathon at the 23km point. No we didn’t see Steve Mack but he completed the course in 04:08:12. As we checked …
... that's all I can ask. I won't say any more about that part because from there the day was stunning.
Took an early train to Champs Elysees where they have a holiday market this time of year. The streets are lined with little wooden booths. All the way from the famous Arch to the Obelisque near the Louvre (about 1.5 miles). The little wooden houses feature hand-made crafts, arts, hot chocolate, cheeses and meats, fresh roasted chestnuts, furs, hats and ...
... li>5: number of inoculations still to get before we leave,
... with a three-hour auto trip that took us back through time, and through a lush and forested countryside that had been a source of agricultural wealth for centuries. We drove to Bayeaux and I learned about William the Conqueror from Normandy as I listened to the audioguide and passed by, in the company of French school children, a flimsy 150 foot piece of cloth that had been preserved for a thousand years.
... the trains and at one point we got separated. Simon stepped onto the train and the doors closed on him leaving Sarah stranded on the platform watching Simon get whisked away. Lucky we both knew the train system well and were able to reunite at the next stop.
Tonight is dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Should be amazing. Tomorrow we're planning to go to the local markets and then off to Disneyland.
We love Paris!