Hotel Ibis Melun
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The Ibis in Melun was a welcome sight!
Back to Epernay at daybreak. Don't ask us what Melun is like as we would have no idea. We had been told though it was pretty forgettable and quite industrial.
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... played classical music while various opera singers sung famous opera songs. It was very crowded and super fun to sit amongst Parisians on their national holiday. While we couldn't see the stage itself, we could still hear the music and watch the big mega screens that had been set up along the grass extending in front of the tower. At 11, we watched a brilliant fireworks display and listened to prideful Parisians sing the Marseillaise.
Journey to Vaux-le-Vicomte (Chateau)
The Oberkampf neighborhood remains quiet at 7:30 am - the outdoor market is setting up the stalls but the bakery is open where I find a flaky croissant to go with my take away breakfast items from the B & B. On my way to Gare du Lyon to catch my train to Melun, I discover that the line 1 of the Metro is not opening until 10am, so from the line 5 that I am switching from I go to line 8 and then ...
... of people watching and exercising our new found communication in French. Afterward, we walked into Mono Prix for groceries, shampoo, etc. The Mono Prix is very similar to a target and are easy to find every few blocks marked by a oversized red aprostrophe. Back at Sublim Eiffel we enjoyed a market meal on our Patio and were delighted to see our first Night view of the Eiffel Tower with a twinkling light show! Truly captivating. The best ...
... and eventually get our bearings after some sly looks at the map. We are very conscious of pick pockets having been warned by multiple people. We ignore everyone, uncharacteristic for us, and proceed on our way without just a few wrong turns. We make our way to our flat. Laurence, our hostess, is there to greet us. She is every bit as bubbly and enthusiastic as the reviews stated. The flat, a small simple layout is exactly all we need. It has wifi, a washing ...
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