Ibis Paris Porte De Vanves Parc Des Expositions
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First, let just give you a quick trivia tip behind the venue of the French Open. It is officially called Roland Garros because it was named after a famous WWI French Flying Ace as opposed to a famous French tennis player. Roland Garros had a distinguished flying career and in an ironic twist of fate, was shot down and killed a month before the end of WWI. So the French Open is the first major hard clay court of the Four Grand Slams. The clay court is reddish ...
... flavoured pizza) was un-French. Something that outraged the French Academy was that some local people started using English words to replace French ones, such as le weekend. Sacre bleur! None of that - le weekend is banned from the dictionary and replaced with a new more French sounding word. And, my favourite use of taxpayer dollars (or Euros) ever is this .... because French words are either masculine or feminine, the French Academy spent six ...
... waited nearly an hour and half. Once we got to the front, we were told the very top viewing area was closed due to too many people. However, we were able to go midway up and that was a beautiful sight to see. We then took the subway back and rested a bit. We then went to dinner at this French restaurant. I had cod mixed in with mashed potatoes. According to the waiter, this is a classical French dish. It was really good. We then went on a night boat ...
... for two croissants two plain and two chocolate out I come more cyclists I'm ready this time but not for two from different directions. Back to the lift no I thought if he can bounce up 6 flights of stair then so can I (there's no seat half way) ill send you a picture. Well got to the top and I thought I'd have a look at the names on the door next door there is a keep fit place there. So I'm going to walk down and lift up.
... This is a typical European cathedral that I am used to seeing. It is not plain. There is very intricate stonework decoration and impressive height. The stain-glass windows are used to bring in color. I asked Kim her impression and she said the place looked plain. I knew that would be her reaction after seeing the colorful cathedrals of Italy!!
We walked back to the B&B and got some sleep. It was good to hit the bed after the long day of travel ...