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Off this morning to collect our Paris cards. With typical French flair the tickets had to be collected at the Hard Rock Cafe. Some one and a half hours walk from the Hotel - across the Seine and up hill to the Boulevards. By a strange coincidence just around the corner from the hotel we stayed in twelve years ago. We thought then that it was a little out of the centre of Paris. Not to be deterred we used ...
... my same age) was a theoretical physicist (imagine that) who teaches at a local university. From Italy, but lives here for about seven years. He immediately started advising me on places I could go to that were worthwhile to do. After a bit, we decided to go to the Jardin du Luxembourg, he would show me how to get there, which worked well for him since he was going to meet friends in southern Paris late afternoon. I couldn't have picked a better ...
... the Palasis Royal. Excerpt from Wikipedia: "Originally called the Palais-Cardinal, the palace was the personal residence of Cardinal Richelieu. The architect Jacques Lemercier began his design in 1629; construction commenced in 1633 and was completed in 1639. Upon Richelieu's death in 1642 the palace became the property of the King and acquired the new name Palais-Royal." We loved how quiet it was with a long wide path among boxed trees, rose garden ...
... the city and out to the North, only downside is that today is very ****** weatherwise, full cloud, cool and quite hazy/foggy. We enjoy wasting some time in this immediate area as it is full of life, entertainment, food, arts/ crafts, buskers and all manner of goings on. Even though it is on a hill I would definitely recommend this area to anyone contemplating a visit to Paris, there are numerous bus services running past here and there is a Metro train ...
... the artist quarter sits in a square behind the cathedral. Here, the impressionists would sit sketch and theorise with un tasse de vin of an evening. You can still see artists at work, and have your portrait drawn for a few euros as you take in the scene. It's a place to keep your wits about you though, as hawkers, tricksters and pickpockets are around in number. A firm, but polite, "non merci" is the best response ...
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