Ibis Budget Paris Porte de Pantin
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... detail how it should be moved. Some buildings around the Place de la Concord are under renovation but very cleverly they are swathed in a fabric relief of what the building should look like so as a tourist you don't feel cheated. We remember last year in Washington seeing the Capitol dome obliterated in scaffold. This is so much better but apparently the French have been at it for a while many years back when the Arc de Triomphe was under construction it ...
... I hit the Musee de Armee and saw Napoleans tomb. The building it is situated in is very spectacular. The collection of weapons and armor through the centuries was impressive.
Musee d'Orsay. This is now my favorite museum in the world. The sheer number of paintings I've seen in books was mind-boggling. It's virtually all French masters or people who worked in France like Van Gogh. The building and layout ...
... read our address. Off we headed to Ile Saint-Louis. Traffic in Paris is a pain. With a couple of wrong turns, we made it to our apartment, without ransom demands, in an hour.
With an airport phone call to Sara, our AirBNB apartment host, she was waiting for us in the apartment. Sara, a Denver, CO native, had followed her French boyfriend to France and discovered she was in love with France rather than her ...
... gargoyle looks like a single animal or beast while a chimera is a gargoyle that combines several different animals (And yes, I had to look that up…)
The highlight of Ile St. Louis was Berthillon, which claims to have the best ice cream in Paris. Is it? Can’t say – but it was certainly the best we’ve both ever had. Chocolate on the bottom and mango on the top. Tres yummy!
Re-energized, we headed over to the right bank for quick ...
... think what it had been like earlier because the crowds I experienced were shoulder to shoulder in many of the rooms.
I enjoyed walking around the grounds and I found a lovely quiet spot with a beautiful view of the lake to eat my lunch. If I had been up to it there were trails marked around different areas showing where King Louis XIV went for his daily walks, and you could imagine what a relief it would have been for him ...