Ibis Paris Porte de Versailles Mairie d'Issy
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... to go up in the elevator and people in queues to buy their tickets to then join the other queues. Not for me.
The first part of the tour covers the history of the Eiffel Tower and that this was used as a radio station during the war. The next section was all about the elevators and how they worked. We then walked past all the people in the queues to get to the elevators. I did for a moment feel guilty about this but only for a moment.
We then ascend the ...
Monday 30th Time to visit the Jewish quarter. There were some great little shops and Catherine made some astute purchases. The Marais area also has an ethnic mix of Algerian and Lebanese and rich aromas waft down the narrow streets. We continued up to Place de Vosges in the very heart of the Marais. Wherever we look there is beautiful architecture. Gave up photographing ! ! Most museums were once private mansions and there is no shortage. Musee ...
... shady gang. Scott and Cheryl were great mates with them so the €20 bottles were had for €6.
A great night was had by all, Scott and Cheryl left about 10pm to go to the Crazy Horse show and we staggered home. When I say we, I mean Jane supported me while I staggered severely. Must have been that Punjabi wine!
A quick weather report: Fine and sunny, mornings and evenings a little cool, 12 to 22 degrees.
... and a snack of wine and cheese before we ventured out again for our night photo assignment of tower pictures - it's meant to be lit up for 5 minutes on the hour every hour after dark so we were hoping for a show at 9pm. So after a bit of scouting around we selected our spots - the first one that Cecily had chosen became untenable when the fountains in the Trocadero gardens started up and made the area all round us wet (not us though) so we went to spot no. ...
... 55356; Ok, maybe not so unfettered. My bike missed the Toronto-Paris connection and was finally delivered to my hotel at 6 pm the night before leaving Paris. Biggest exhale ever in France.... So off to Chenoise, 60 miles away and hopefully some nice fresh country ...
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