Travel Blogs from Paris
Oh how we hated to leave Bruges. But for Heaven's sake we were headed for Paris, so how could we be unhappy? The train switching in Brussels was a bit hairy; being sure we got on the right one, on time - and with everything written in a foreign language.
And now we are in the city of love. There are padlocks on several of the bridges over …
For me the most interesting sight was the young American couple two seats behind us who were celebrating their 10 year anniversary. The interesting part was that the man spent 90% of the cruise trying to have a conversation with the couple next to them... who only seemed mildly interested in talking back.
The rest of our meal was just as good as the first part (lamb shoulder and steak with ...
... the another Notre Dam cathedral. Clearly that was wrong and I told him but he jabbered in French (ignorant foreigner) and set me down. I a didn't argue although within minutes I realised it was wrong so asked a man and he told me the Opera House needed another taxi, and so it did.
anyway lucky I had money for the two cab rides and I was early so had a drink at a little bistro over the road from the Opera ...
... with bacon, potatoes and cheese. Very nice way to spend Sunday afternoon.
On our way back to the metro and the garden we passed over the Pont de Artes, the oldest pedestrian bridge on the River Seine. The bridge has metal wire sides and on that wire are thousands and thousands of small padlocks. This is the lover's bridge. Lovers buy a padlock, write a message ...
... knee and wanting to accomplish other things.
We headed over to Sainte Chapelle and toured this on our own. The amount of stained glass is simply overwhelming, to put it mildly. Each huge pane tells a bible story and you could spend days figuring out what each panel represents.
After this, we were both hungry and I wanted to find a restaurant that Rich and I had eaten at several years ago over in the Latin quarter. Using my map and my memory, ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsAtelier Montparnasse Paris
Hotel Atelier Montparnasse: A FINE hotel in a civilized, more quiet neighborhood than the center of Paris which many would choose. The subway is steps away from us and my daughter is now a subway pro. She can get us anywhere and the subways are fast and relatively inexpensive. We are a grandmother, daughter and two children, 9 and just 12. We have an IDEAL set up which is 2 rooms off a very short hallway. We keep each room door open and the hallway door closed. Voila - privacy, togetherness, space and 2 bathrooms. Perfect. Plus the beds are divinely comfortable. We are all big fans of this hotel.
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