Hotel Paris Villette
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... was to be the Eiffel Tower to meet up with our families, but upon arriving at our drop-off point, we found the road blocked by riot police and plumes of tear gas visible under the arches. Apparently demonstrations are very common, and what better way of getting onto the news than disrupting one of the biggest tourist destinations?
Thankfully, by the time we'd made a trip around to the other side, the protest had dispersed and we were able to get ...
... Lisa. Having been exhausted by the galleries in Rome and Florence, we decided that we both didn't appreciate art all that much. We would miss out on seeing that iconic Da Vinci painting, but we will have to find a way to manage..
From the Louvre, we made our way across Jardin du Tuileries which due to the season, were unfortunately bare and devoid of foliage. I can only imagine how beautiful these gardens would be in spring when the ...
... barely scratched the surface of Paris. Things we learnt today: 1. Napoleon was a pretty cool dude. 2. Lots of heads have been cut off in French history. 3. Paris is an amazing city. Our initial impressions of the city were proven wrong as we loved walking around the city and felt very safe. 4. The French aren't very willing to give much help to tourists. Luckily the city is quite tourist friendly and things aren't very hard to ...
... rules. This was our drivers rule anyway. We eventually locate the apartment and Marc ( the owner) . My fears are now allayed and we have somewhere to stay and the apartment is real!I booked all of this on the Internet and had read heaps of stories but all is good.
Apartment is clean, modest and has plenty of room for the 3 of us. And the toilet is really in a closet (wc) oh and there is a bidet so we also have to have a conversation with ...
... we when arrived at the exit to get down the steps, they were bilking it off and making us wait. Was quite annoying as we weren't sure why. When we were finally allowed through we realised it's because the staircase also went up to the "panoramic view" so they were waiting for people to go down from that before letting others go. Taxi to our chocolate and pastry walking tour. Soooo delicious! ...
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