Ibis Paris Italie Tolbiac 13eme
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Trip to Paris then on to Belgium to see family
Some great memories, and a wonderful European break.
Well I made it to Paris. Flew with Ryanair...and anybody who hasn't flown Ryanair I strongly advise you not to. While they always offer the cheapest airfare flying around Europe they make up for by charging for luggage and nearly everything else on the plane. The coach in Ireland told me before he dropped me off that at one point Ryanair was considering charging € for using the bathroom on the plane. Said that if no one of going to use the ...
... I wonder what it would take to live here, but that is a long topic for a different time. Again refusing to make an itinerary, I decided to start walking along the opposite side of the Seine, since I had already become so familiar with the first and third districts in particular, I would discover the other bank, with the original intention of ending up at Musee D'Orsay. I stumbled first upon a bridge that seemed to reflect gold in the sunshine, more gold leaf perhaps, i thought, ...
... which right in front of the Eiffel Tower!! Our teacher Florence told us we had 30 minutes before we were leaving for Bateaux Mouches so a group of us ran to the Eiffel Tower to get some pictures. After that we went back to meet the group and go on our boat tour.
The city is so beautiful and being able to float up and down the river gave you a good view of a lot of the monuments. Afterwards we all walked to ...
... Alex, who is living in Paris while working at Disneyland. She met us outside of the Louvre and we walked towards the Champs-Élysées, which is the shopping drag. We had crepes for lunch - mine had cheese and ham and Matt's had lemon and sugar on it. Oh my! It was so tasty. We sat in a park and ate them while we watched a baby dachshund puppy leap through the grass. It was so cute. The shopping in the Champs-Élysées was fantastique! Alex, Elleise and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good if on a budget, and for us a plus was the location very near the Chinese/Asian quarter, where superb and inexpensive food can be found.
Don't be fooled by the photo of hotel on their website, however, which is taken at night, as the hotel is in fact quite smal, but the photo shows the aadjoining building as though it belongs to the hotel!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.