Hotel Elysee Gare de Lyon
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Our amazing run of good luck with weather has come to an end in Paris. The temperature has dropped quite a bit in the past two days - 11 degrees yesterday and today - with 8 degrees maximum forecast for tomorrow. We have dug into our cases for our cold weather clothes - Bruce has actually worn long trousers for the past few days.
We got up early yesterday morning to walk to the meeting place for our excursion to ...
... the impression she doesn’t take **** from anyone. She has called people up on being rude a few times such as talking when she is talking into the mic.
We then all loaded into the bus and headed for the port of Dover. There had been strikes on at the port the past week. The French apparently love a good strike and protest and they have been unhappy about wages and working conditions. I heard that some of the other tour busses couldn’t leave because of ...
... and some small markets.
We stopped at a little place and had our first Parisian meal - an awesome ham and cheese toastie and a glass of wine! Way to go!
We walked for a while after lunch, getting our bearings and plucking up the courage to go back and see what our rooms for the next 8 nights would be like - expecting a tiny dog box with very few amenities!
Mumsie and I were on the 5th floor and our room was at last ready so we retrieved ...
... There were people on all the street corners selling posies of lily of the valley. This custom is very old dating back a couple of centuries . People buy them for their loved ones on the 1st May. This afternoon caught the train to St Germain DuPre. lovely looking shops but all closed but still plenty of people every where. There was a concert in a wonderful old church ...
... wrought iron balconies with flower pots & window shutters painted in pastel shades of green pinks yellows & blues add a nice touch (so different to the greys & blues featured in the Paris architectural details). As usual, the buildings are very old…with many imperfections…but once again I found this only added to their appeal……
we were impressed with the beautiful cathedral up there ...