Travel Blogs from Paris
... Cochon Iberique, Ptd Confites, Blettes au citron, Condiment Rhubarb with only Battery Boy ordering a dessert being Pannacotta Cardamome Alec Rhubarbe et Sorbet Citron.
Video Girl and Battery Boy were feeling slightly weary after the early morning start to catch their flight and the late night at restaurant Pla celebrating their time in Spain. Spain had redeemed itself as there was definitely no fatty over seasoned meat at this restaurant.
Just after breakfast, around 8 o'clock, a thunderstorm rolled through the area, but it had pretty much dried out by late morning. We started out with the intention of making a grocery run, but decided to do a little sightseeing around the Passy area before the rains returned. However, instead of taking the escalator route at the metro station, we used the Passage des Eaux, a steep and narrow stairway up to rue Raynourd, which would lead us to rue de Passy and ...
The cabin lights came up at 4.15am to 'wake' us from not much sleep. Breakfast was served and we landed in Paris at 5.50am. We weren't impressed by the announcement that it was 8C in Paris - a drop of 20C from yesterday!!!
Once we had put the bags in left luggage we headed off for the still waking city. Passing close to the Stade de France brought back memories of many a school trip around there. We surfaced near to Notre Dame and had a second breakfast before finding ...
... markets. I bought a Nutella crepe for lunch. Very very good! Tour manager actually told us that it was something we should try while there if we could find it! At the end of this ginormous street is the Louve. Being Christmas Day, it was shut. We still took photos of the outside. We looked through windows, and only saw the reception area :( we're told that if you looked at every painting in there for 1 minute each, it would take you 400 years to ...
... the complex subway system before finally making it there. A quick wander through Paris' red light district, (which wasn't a nice place at all) and perhaps luckily we missed our tour, so found a nice restaurant in Montmartre and ate our very-French last dinner. I had the escargot and prawns, while Chris had the duck liver. Back on the metro, we raced over to the Eiffel Tower at sunset and caught the last hour of disk, starting at the back of the long park and finishing ...
Other places to stay in Paris
Bastille, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $188
- Very impressed
- Just ok
- Fabulous stay
Opéra, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $421
- Among the best location in Paris
- Wonderful Stay at IC Grand Paris
- Good Base to See Paris
14 Rue du Theatre , Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $165
Montparnasse, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $137
- Just Fine
- Nice, clean, new, decent location
- Loved This Place
Eiffel Tower/Trocadero/Invalides, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $287
- Another great stay at an International Hilton
- Great for Families
- Loved it!
Batignolles-Monceau, Paris | 5 star hotelfrom $203
- Never ever going back
- Yes we would go back there
- Paris getting it right
Louvre, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $420
- Agree with the mediocre assessment
- Wonderful Location!!!
- Location! Location! Location!
Bastille, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $156
Pigalle, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $317
- Great Location in a wonderful city
- Good and bad points
- Lovely hotel convenient to shopping
Bastille, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $209
Luxembourg, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- Lots of work to be done
- Lovely Springtime in Paris
- Sooooo under rated!
Champs Elysee, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $362
- Really quite nice
- The nightmare Hilton
- New Hilton Great Inside
Parc Monceau, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $186
- Surely the Best Hotel View in Paris?
- Terrible Service spoiled a good location
- A disappointing stay
Eiffel Tower/Trocadero/Invalides, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $207
- Cant beat this top hotel
- Great Location and service!
- Just OK
Montparnasse, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $207
- Good hotel
- Great Location and Close to the Metro Line: Average for a 4 Star
- Ok hotel
Champs Elysee, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $238
- Good Location
- Ask for a room facing the street
- Not a 4 star hotel
Eiffel Tower/Trocadero/Invalides, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Good Times in Paris
- Very nice
- Very nice
Observatoire, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Okay, but not great
- Decent 4*
Bastille, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Bastille, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $177
- Other Guests Noisy, Family Got No Sleep
- Lovely hotel
- Small,but clean and friendly
Louvre/Opera, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $263
- Noisy, stuffy.Avoid
- Good Hotel and Excellent Location
- Not even close to 4 star
Bastille, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $207
- Nice place
- Good location
- A taste of France
Georges Pompidou, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $174
Gare du Nord, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $156
Pigalle, Paris | 5 star hotelfrom $390
- Enjoyed the stay
- Decent Hotel, Great Location
- Not a 5 Star hotel!!!
Entrepôt, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $159