Ibis Charles de Gaulle Paris Nord 2
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A day of travel and farewells.
Left Toledo for Madrid, again on the amazing road system.
Tunnels, 3 lanes each way, flyovers, ring roads at 50, 40 and 30 kms from the city centre.
Dropped off people until we ended up at the airport.
Still had a 5 hour wait until our flight to Paris.
Madrid airport is amazing, 3 …
En arrivant à l'aéroport, nous ne savons toujours pas si nous atterrissons à Paris ou à Marseille ... Finalement, ce sera Paris : une très bonne nouvelle pour nous, moins bonne pour les Marseillais ...
I think we have worn out our baby boy, he is very tired and would like a little slow day today, so he and Mary stayed at the hotel for the morning, just re-energising a bit. Geoff and I went on the bus towards Montmartre, quite a nice trip on the bus passed many nice sights including the louvre and the Opera House. We got off the bus at Pigalle where the Moulin Rouge is situated, wandered up the hill to the Sacre ...
... amazing as always. We enjoyed a quick lunch in the museum café to try to recharge our batteries. After spending a few more hours there after lunch, we headed to see the Arc de Triomphe.
By the time we got there, it was very cold and windy even though the sun was shining. The top of the Arc was closed, so we looked around the base until I couldn't stand the wind any longer.
We left there and started walking down Champs Élysées which is ...
... into Nutella crepes! We then went to the apartment but had to wait over an hour past the agreed time before the guy turned up with the keys. As you can imagine a rather grumpy set of guests awaited him. The apartment was really nice if a bit small. We grabbed a couple of hours sleep and then went out for a great meal at a local bistro. The apartment is great - big by Paris standards but only 80 ...
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