Holiday Inn Paris-Porte De Saint-Ouen Hotel
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... then Louis 14th decided he wanted to get out of Paris so he had this huge palace built and made all the noble men live there too (something like "keep your enemies close"). It took lots of years to build and cost the equivalent of 5 full years of France's GDP to build. No wonder they eventually had their heads chopped off. The palace is very opulent though. Marie Antoinette was only 14 when she ...
... thank goodness it's not high season is all I can say, as it was it took ~40mins to reach the front then through security - off with the gloves, two scarves, big coat, opening of bag & backpack....and then all back on again :-/ the joys of winter travel....and then we get to the front desk to be told the queue was for Saint Chapelle - even though we were in the Conciergerie line and still remain confused after checking & looking...and of course they do not ...
... chalet-style restaurant, where we had salad and roast chicken. It was fine (not excellent) and the service was okay. Also had wine and coffee, of course.
Then back to the flat for a rest. It was nearly 5pm when we returned to the flat.
At 6:30pm, we set off for the Louvre. Again, no line, which was great. We managed a 90-minute Louvre: La Giaconda (with all the people taking selfies), other DiVinci works, Venus de Milo, Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss ...
... with our bags and everyone else was running flat out to their next destination. We were astonished at the number of Africans there, The population seems to have grown exponentially since our last visit.
After changing trains twice more and carting des bagages up several flights of stairs we finally arrived at our street, at the same time as the bus from CDG pulled in to a stop right nex to the station. *****, we could have ridden on one vehicle all the way. ...
... we went to a comedy show and drank real French champagne - time for something a little different. How to become Parisian in an hour! And he was hilarious. The show was in English and he's a one man show, so it was very hard for him to get the show started in France (speak English? No! Who would want to see that in Paris!) we learned the secrets behind the French arrogance and how to become Parisian ourselves. Out of about 9 lessons, the main theme is just to ...
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