Faubourg 216 - 224
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... only assume my data had run out, and the "extra" I got for being a new Vodafone customer had not been activated. (I received a text in Paris to give me a code to activate the extra data - a lot of good that was!)
After a taxi ride (I had researched the best way to get there, and found it was was approx £15, and it was that exactly) to St Pancras Station for the Paris connection, we had a longish wait for the pre-arranged time. A coffee and sandwich later, and ...
... our heels in the shops at the station. We enjoyed our trip when finally our bottoms were on those train seats. The old part of Vernon is quaint and set off on the walking trail to Giverny to enjoy country air and sights. We didn't have enough time to visit Monet's Garden so headed back to the station and checked the historical sights of the village. At Vernon station an express train went whooshing through like a rocket.. Made us jump Back in Paris we ...
... home. Our first stop was lunch. While we munched our 'crepes' in the street, we were entertained by the street entertainment. it's a very charming area of Paris and very different to the 'proper' Left Bank. It has a feel of St Kilda but French style! Then we were off. Our first place (up the hill) was Sacre-Coeur. You round a street corner and bang it's there - this grand structure and then you go inside. It's so beautiful - enough to ...
... for a cafe creme and an apple tart (followed by two macaron). It was nice to sit and watch the passing parade of pedestrians wander past us.
Heading further along the Rue de Rivoli we stopped at the Hotel de Ville, an imposing building with its large square and the Pompidou Museum not far away. The Jewish quarter along the Rue des Rosiers was packed with locals queuing up for falafels and kosher takeaway food. Jewish traders were selling a particular kind of produce on ...
... entrance, but was stopped by an employee. He asked where I was going, I said Madrid but that I had missed my train. He said don’t worry, no trains are leaving this stations due to the derailing yesterday (the one Aurelian had been researching). I was told to get on the coach bus waiting outside the station that would take me to Madrid. Immediately I relaxed; my prayers were answered! ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed