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... as tank with snakes was being prepared ... one of them escaped and started going over tables at front. Staff rushing to try and get it back in which seemed to take ages, plus people at those tables trying to get out of the way. Glad we weren't seated ...
... Louis XIV was France's longest reigning monarch and lived for so many years that he was able to thoroughly transform this former hunting lodge. He reigned for 72 years (nearly a century!), coming to the throne at the age of 4 and outliving even his grandchildren,much of his life is reflected in the art throughout Versailles. As such an active monarch, both militarily and as a patron of the arts, Louis is remembered as the One Who Built it All (of the 18 ...
... to the Basillca was crowded and tiring but after reaching the top of the steps and the top of the dome, the view is absolutely stunning. One of the best views of almost the whole of Paris up there!!! Inside the Sacré-Coeur was beautiful and the scent of the candles was throughout the church. The large mosaic of Jesus was on the dome and again that was beautiful also. We decided to sit in on part of the mass, which I could not understand but the experience was still humbling! ...
... are huge - it truly is a majestic boulevard. After a few hundred metres we caught the Bb again and this time it went past:
* the Egyptian needle
* Jardin Tuileries
* Musee de Louvre
* Les Halles
* onto Ile de Cite and past Notre Dame
* Hotel de Ville
and we hopped of once it got to the Marais as this was a short walk home.
Barb polished the afternoon off with some tourist shopping on our Ile.
So the need for a typical Parisian leisurely breakfast saw our host insisting on us getting up over an hour before we needed to leave, for our carb fest of a breakfast !! We made a quick stop at the Carrefour for a few bottles of wine before yet another train drama! Stopping at the level crossing 30 minutes before our train was due we couldn't get through as our train was leaving. Whether it was the earlier one that was late, or they were ...