Hotel Akena Maurepas
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... we walked over a bridge where I could hear someone play an accordion. The first accordion I have heard whilst in Paris. For some reason I assumed there would be more accordions playing around Paris but sadly no. He was an old man with missing teeth but he looked friendly. I gave him 2 Euros and then smiled at me while I took his photo.
We made our way back to our hotel and were both absolutely knackered. We didn’t have any dinner that night as we were still ...
... out as the best – also very
expensive but very stylish and beautiful. I purchased a scarfe and some very
expensive stocking socks! Mary bought a lovely polka dot suit and a Marina
Rinaldi cardigan which I loved too but they didn't have my size! Mary also
purchased lovely jewellery gifts.
Out we went – it was much cooler and
rainier today and VERY CROWDED once again. We found the PrinTemps – another beautiful
... at all. It was a great view from the second floor. There was two souvenier stores and two snack stores inside. We got some good photos as well. ...
We headed off early to try and beat the crowds to Versailles which proved to be entirely successful. The sun shining on the enormous golden gates gave us only a hint of the grandeur inside the palace walls and we were blown away by the outlandish excesses in every detail of the floors, the walls and the furnishings. I can not imagine living in a palace like that!!! Looking out every window gave a special glimpse of the ...
... and turned towards the Seine, snapping bridges all the way down to Notre Dame.
I had planned to go inside Notre Dame, which was open for visitors but the queue was enormous, even for the off season, so I changed my mind, not wanting to waste hours in a queue. So I walked all around the external buildings to at least examine the outside, and found my favourite place in all Paris at the very back of the cathedral. I wasn’t aware that it was my favourite ...
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