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Another big day- conditions clear sky and hot! - My last googled directions took us to Fontainebleau . This was a little bit more complicated than my last 2 attempts at getting us to landmarks as it is a wee bit less touristy!
We caught a taxi to Gare de Lyon, then a wee bit of confusion before we got our tickets on a fast train to Fontainebleau - Avon. 40 minutes later we followed my directions to the incorrect side of the station but ...
After a quick transition from Belgium to paris (just an hour or 2 in the train) we were keen to see what the area had to offer. We dropped our bags off at the hotel and headed out for a walking tour around the area of Montmartre.
The tour was hosted by a lanky, but welcoming Parisian (up and coming) film director who dabbles in opera singing and runs walking tours to make ends meet. Needless to say he knew the history of the area and sang us songs as we explored ...
... Rob up to go to the Eiffel Tower (the Awful Tower) at 4pm. We met up with our tour group, and I’m so glad we did it that way because we could skip the line of hundreds of people. We went up to the Second Floor, and we tried to get to the Summit, but the line was just too annoying. So we had coffee at the Second Floor vs. Champagne at the top. After taking a few pictures, we headed down ...
... we visited Notre Dame where we attended a traditional (high) mass with a cardinal officiating.
I had read that the organist at Saint Sulpice does a free half-hour concert after Sunday mass. We arrived just in time to enjoy a very spirited concert while we viewed the beautiful art in the cathedral.
Then on Sunday afternoon, we again visited the Notre Dame Cathedral, ...
... We held up the line at the bakery shop... I ordered a croissant and a crepe with Nutella. SO YUMMY!!! But we still need practice counting our Euros and speaking our French. Oh yeah, and I almost got run over by a car that was backing into a parking space and didn't see me... or maybe I didn't see the car.. I'm alive though; all is good though!!!!
After that, we got to Jean's apartment and started sharing our day adventures! I forgot to mention that our way to Notre Dame, ...
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