Hotel Akena Maurepas
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... It was extremely long. Once back on ground level, I walked along Champ de Mars, the lawn garden below the Eiffel Tower. This is when you can to see the Eiffel Tower straight ahead and it makes for a fantastic photo opt - I took advantage of that. Paris is beautiful in the winter, but I absolutely want to experience it in the Spring when all the tree, plants, and flowers are in full bloom. I'm sure it's amazing. I headed to the Pantheon ...
... we bought baguettes from a boulangerie nearby and ate them in the garden while looking at some of Rodin’s sculptures.
Audrey, Esther and I were also lucky enough to be taken to EuroDisney! We had so much fun, and the Ratatouille ride was everyone’s favourite. That night, I also had a sleepover at their flat. We’ve done many things, so I won’t list everything. Mum and I have been shopping (and I bought a beautiful French jumper), ...
Last night we took the kids to Maccas so Alan and Nicky could have a break. The chippies were not up to standard but apart from that it was the same old Maccas.
We then went to a nearby cafe for a beer and a wine and the kids had a free glass of cordial. Listened to a Jazz band playing on the street corner. They were very good so Lily and Cooper gave them 1 Euro each, after they had borrowed it from us.
Back to the ...
... frogs legs snails'. The restaurant that had the highest rating serving traditional cuisine was only a short stroll from our hostel! Awesome! It was called the 'Sacrée Fleur'. We headed down for the most delicious feast of escargot cooked in cream and cuisses de grenouilles (frogs legs) with homemade purée. We washed it down with a big glass of French red wine and, that night, we went to bed content.
Paris was a whirlwind but we came, we saw and we loved ...
... of the greatest art in the world.
I had not realised how much famous art is so damn big! so many of the paintings are on panels that would not fit in any common home. These were meant to make a statement by the owner/patrons that commissioned them, "I'm rich and have a big house. So I'm in charge"
Many of the paintings were beyond life size, and it gave me a new appreciation of the talent of these masters. Just like a ...
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