Ibis Villepinte Parc Expos
Travel Blogs from Roissy
Holy cow! Yesterday was a long day! We wanted to get up early and utilize the "extra magic hours pass" but that didn't happen...we were lucky to get up and out the door by 10. Breakfast at the hotel is terrible, but what can you expect from a place that is serving about 2000 people in a 4 hour period. I really thought we were going to be back on our game once we got to Disney....ohhhhhh how I underestimated how much life Disney drains out of you in 1 ...
... to see to believe. We had a late start today due to an adjustment in another time zone. Once we got motivated we headed off for breakfast. After a bit of pointing at a menu we got our coffee and croissant. We gulped this down and headed off to find our bus. Well the weather wasn't great, it was raining and bit chilly so we ended up on the bus with a roof. Although it leaked it wasn't on us which was a plus. It was full of international tourist and for some reason they ...
... hot sandwiches- M and family used to eat!). Tres delicieux. We really enjoyed Rodin's works, (including the Mappelthorpe and Rodin exhibit, nothing like some powerful naked figures to get your morning started!); he was incredible and made hundreds of sculptures, pieces that were beautiful examples of the body, but also pieces that told stories. And the museum is in a lovely garden with sculptures scattered throughout, including the building ...
... organs (6,700 pipes) and someone was playing it and the music made the building come alive. Sat and listened for a bit. Along Rue Des Grands Augustins we came across a plaque about Pablo Picasso, will post it in case someone can read it. Saw another where someone had been guillotined ... Nice neighbourhood! Finally past an array of tiny cafés and restaurants we hit the Seine where we had been yesterday. Decided to wonder a bit around the area we had not looked at. Still ...
... trip was better than I had ever hoped for. I had looked forward to going backpacking ever since Selina went and to finally be able to go was amazing. Getting to travel to cities I had never been to with Nathan who was practically the perfect travel companion was incredible. My family trips are always fantastic, but the experience of traveling light and being independent without a set agenda was lots and lots of fun. The perfect way to kick off my gap year! I can't wait to go backpacking ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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