TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Athena Paris
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This morning we hit the road early, headed for Paris.
It was an easy drive and when we arrived the city seemed to still be waking up, even though it was mid morning on a Sunday.
We drove straight to our hotel that Clint had booked in the 5th arrondissement the night before, checked in and left our luggage.
We then drove to the Eiffel Tower. We loved what we saw along the way. Paris is pretty.
The streets ...
Arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris at 2010 - Immigration a nightmare. Whole A380 being processed by two Immigration officers. Met Aussie couple while waiting in-line. They had been married on the afternoon of the flight and the bride was in the toilet on board removing bobby pins from her hair as well as removing make-up!!!
As we were taking so long to go through Immigration we were a bit concerned about ...
... t get up then I would go back to sleep and miss the plane. So after a cup of coffee and some cornflakes I tiptoed out of the flat at 4am and began my journey by lugging 25kg of luggage down 15 flights of stairs, the lights went out halfway down which slowed me down because it was pitch black.
Outside in the early morning air it wasn't too bad as I started the 1.6 kilometer walk pushing my luggage to the bus stop where the first bus ...
... the evening we ventured over into the Latin Quarter where we sat and had a few beers at a bar while watching the crowds go by. Unfortunately Warren started talking to a Texan lady and her tool of a husband. Pete and I told him that was his first and last warning! We have adopted a strict no tolerance policy from now on!!! As it was starting to get late we decided to head over to he Eiffel Tower to see it by night. Even at late ...
Today the girls did a cooking class, starting with visit to the market to buy the produce. Eric was the chef, we cooked Pumpkin Soup with cream, mushrooms and chives, Char with béchamel sauce, Sweet potatoes, Honey glazed Pork Filet mignon and Chocolate fondant cake with salted caramel sauce. Great bunch of people including a producer who was ...
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