Ibis Nogent Sur Marne
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... small but adequate room Paris hour ahead so got to hotel about 5.30 Very busy city Went down the road looking for cafe, not easy when don't speak French. Went into cafe/bar and got drink but they didn't do food so went to another -god save the kitchen - 2 people spoke English and could identify Caesar salad on the menu so had ...
... us to Versailles. What could go wrong? Wrong train? No. Were we on the express train that would take us speeding past the palace? No. But for some reason the line was interrupted by works, so we were told to alight at Bellevue Station where we were kindly directed to wait at a designated place for a bus that would take us to the palace. The down side was that this was taking time – time that we wanted to spend at the palace. However the ...
... was very powerful. When the lighting in these places is done well, it achieves what the builders wanted, a lifting of the mind and the soul upwards and into a place of awe and wonder. I thought about what the original builders might have commented, had they seen it as I saw it. I think they would have appreciated that their work was still being loved, even with all the modern advancements. I also visited the treasures rooms in an old sacristy. They have accumulated some very ...
... stores. MSP was the one I had most wanted to see, its 5 floors of fabric, from the cheap polyesters to €150/m hand embroidered silks. I didn't see anything I wanted there, but across the road at the Moline Mercerie they had some lovely fabric, a fine cotton blend, lovely drape, called frou-frou. I might try to track down the brand online. The fabric in store was €21/m which is an awful lot without a specific project in mind. It reminded me of liberty lawn ...
... as £25. Even with the dire exchange rate that’s a clear win-win situation.
I cycled up and down Avenue de l’Opéra on my way to and from Galleries Lafayette, and got a hint of the majesty and grandeur of the 1ère and 8ème. It’s just off this road that I first saw what I think of as real (and therefore truly chic) Parisiens. These are those who eat Steak Tartare for lunch, gossip outside over a glass ...
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