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Travel Blogs from Paris
... artifacts belonging to Colette. For those of you not in the know, Colette was a French author (among other things) and she wrote the short story "Gigi" which was turned into the film (which features Maurice Chevalier). Parts of the movie were actually filmed in Maxim's. I knew that Mum would kill me if I missed this opportunity, so in I went. There weren't any people for the 2pm English tour, so I was asked to come back at 3.15.
Well, what could I do for an hour in ...
... too long so after coffee break in artisan patisserie we headed to the Orangerie to see Monet's water lillies and works by Renoir, Matisse and others. Our favourite was Renoir's 'Deux jeune filles' (the french is for you Josh!) then walked to church of Saint Chappelle - gorgeous Gothic 2 level church (one for royalty and one for staff!), then back to group meeting point for farewell French dinner in Latin Quarter ...
... 3 1/2 hours goes pretty quickly. No chance of falling asleep, it's warm and so light and the lovely old buildings are such a contrast to our countryside which seems so new comparatively. Wind turbines reminded me of home and paddocks full of sunflowers Trina Sheridan! Karl is waiting for us at Augoleme train station - he's so tanned and we're so puffy and pasty - the moment we get off the train the heat hits us - POW!!! Different than Singapore - but stinking hot! Augelome is ...
... Nik & I are cut off). And Doug and Markene have been having phone and wifi issues the entire trip. Marlene's phone is not working at all--kaput! And Doug is having troubles w/ sketchy wifi at the hotel and elsewhere. I'm just figuring that the trip fr hotel to Tate took longer than they planned, or that perhaps they were just late and could not get message to us.
It's very enjoyable beneath the shade providing trees outside the Tate and along the Thames. ...
... time so she a cake & candle to start the 16th birthday celebrations! Then off to meet some old Kennedy friends Jill & Gordon Pill! We spent an hour or so having a lovely catch up! Sent the kids next door to the Oxford Castle Hill to expend some energy & check out the countryside!
They were then starving so back to Byron - English Proper hamburgers for dinner at the kids request! Caught the train home back to London!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed