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... opposite of how I've dreamt to see the Eiffel Tower.
The next day we got up early to climb the Eiffel Tower. Cassidy and I wanted to get pictures in front of the Eiffel so we figured Jackie and Cali could save our spots for a second. When we were taking pictures we got a text saying they opened and had to go in. We went to get back in line when the French military started walking around the crowd, looking around suspiciously armed with huge guns. I didn't feel safe ...
... started out on our trek, making sure to use the same route we did the previous day. We passed by the Eiffel Tower, check, the African artifact museum, check, then we started to become unfamiliar with the landmarks. We forgot that the day before we took the RER (train) for part of the way. Oops, that was about 5 miles we weren't expecting to walk, but it sure was beautiful.
We had a tourist map we couldn't really read. I made my mom walk to a building I thought was ...
... whom we had run into a few minutes before was the center of the fight. Go figure. We kept hurriedly walking. We were able to make contact with Lina's relative and he was able to give us directions. We had to turn down "Rue Poulet" - "chicken road" and chickens we were... Every street was absolutely empty! You could see champagne battles shattered on the streets, a light rain drizzling on us, strong breeze freezing our extremities and random, creepy guys standing in ...
Nearly time for dinner time. Lisa lines up and comes back after an hour with food. Never waited in my life so long for anything. Then we go a bit souvenir hunting, watch a bit of the light show and then head back into Paris. Long day with a lot of waiting.
Dad is over Disneyland and announces he will never go to the bigger one in the US as enough lining up for a life time.
... how the riders managed to maintain such speed on the
cobblestones as they were hideously uncomfortable to ride on, on the Velib
There were a few break-aways during the 10 laps however the peleton was
never too far away and in the end it came down to a sprint finish for the
stage. We were a little disappointed that the riders were prevented after the
finish of the race from doing a slow lap around the Champs to mingle and thank
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Balzac Paris
This is what you should see in the book/dictionary right at BOUTIQUE HOTEL.
Centrally located (close to the Arch of Triumph and Champs Elysees), well trained staff (everybody knows English and how to ask you if you need anything or if they can be of any assistance), rooms based on just three or four colours themes/schemes.
It's the perfect thing for a posh incentive group, or if you really want the Parisian romantic experience with your future wife.
You pay a little more but you get so much more.
Be elegant! Balzac is.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.