Hotel Saint Germain
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... things people consider to be "art". I can't be totally discouraging, most of it is really ridiculously old and sort of impressing but a lot of it doesn't interest me. What did interest me was Centre de Pompidou, although exceptionally hard to actually access and lacking staffing who were of any assistance, this place contains some rather intriguing pieces. When it comes to The Louvre - I'm more impressed by the shear size ...
We made our own way via train to Versailles to explore the palace. A short stroll through the streets of Versailles and a stop at Juliette's Cafe (best coffee) brought us to the palace with its ornate gold leaf fence. A stop at the Information desk, saw canny Michael find an English speaking guided tour for us to take in the afternoon. Best of all it meant we avoided ...
... Boulanger, to purchase jambon and baguette. The market was buzzing with activity and obviously extremely popular with locals, with some stalls having 15 or more people in line to be served. I also purchased a couple of extra unplanned items which I spied – Onion confit spread, and Salmon rillette (a course spread/dip). The baguette looked really good and was tempted to try it there and then, especially when Sam told me it was still warm!!
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... Cathedral, to tour the inside this time. By the time we completed the boat circuit and made our way back to the hotel it was almost time for dinner. There a lots of Rick Steves recommended restaurants in the area near our hotel and we picked one, the Cafe le Bosquet, with a table just inside but open to the outdoors. The escargot I had as an appetizer came in the shell, which I've never seen before. They were the best I've ever had!
... make sure we are not planning to help a criminal escape... The church is over 2 levels, the lower level being for the "underlings" and the upper level exclusively for the king & his family. The church is especially well know for its stained glass windows which have been/are being extensively restored. The lower level is amazing but when I walked up the stairs I actually swore when I beheld the sight in front of me... ...