Ibis Hotel - Paris Gentilly
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It was a wonderful experience and I'd love to go there again
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... shots. We're right in the center of everything so getting around is very easy.
We find a restaurant serving mussels at the christmas market or "moule" and we head in. Min really likes the way its cooked. They don't speak english at this restaurant but with enough friendly smiles and hand gestures all is well.
We turn around to head home to prepare for some more site seeing tomorrow.
... next stop was the Louvre, this is quite a massive compound and structive it is much bigger than we had imagined. I would like to note that at this stage we are probably looking at about 33 degrees and we are practically melting. The thing with Paris that really caught my eye is the fact that there are so many opportunities for large patches of grass but instead you are looking at gravel or paving. This is obviously aside from the Louvre gardens and Tuilleries gardens ...
... half (the whole dome) is covered in white tarp, structural steel, and a tower crane...the dome is being restored for the next 3 years :(
Inside the Pantheon, it is nice, but not overly impressive especially since the inside of the dome is covered up too. The crypts downstairs are a little more interesting, including the tomb of Voltaire. Overall, the place is worth about 15 minutes of your time.
Another carousel ride and ...
... But I pushed myself to walk around and was glad I did because although the front was impressive, it just doesn't do the beautiful church justice. The grounds were beautiful as was as the architecture and I got to see my first flying buttresses. They're a thing, really. On the flip side of that famous church, is a beautiful garden area where there was a stage set up surrounded by squarely trimmed trees. And ...