Le Juliette Dodu
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... then rode the train home again buggered.
The next day was more sight seeing, with a visit to the Catacombs de Paris, underground tunnels which holds the remains of about six million people which began to be placed there in the 1700's. Yep, human bones, and you walk around a 1.8km tunnel amongst them all. You venture down what seems a never ending spiral staircase. Very eerie, but also fascinating. The line up just to get ...
... followed by a lobster soufflé with vegetables then a soufflé au mangue (mango soufflé) served with mango sorbet. It was quite an experience with soufflés in all directions. Plus it had two sitting times of 7pm and 9pm.
After dinner we walked around Place de la Concorde waiting to see if the Eiffel Tower lights were coming on at 9pm - they didn't as it was too light still. We wandered back through the gardens, ...
We've now done two trips across the country by train. This has gotten us very well acquainted with the SNCF - France's high speed rail network of TGV trains that sprawls across the country and also connects with the rest of Europe.
You hear a lot about rail travel in Europe and how easy it is to get anywhere via rail so I'd naturally been curious to see if it lived up to expectations.
Through my colleague at work I ...
... and then made our way towards the Eiffel Tower just in time for the sunset.
It was the perfect day. Days like this are why I love to travel so much. I've learned time and time again that being spontaneous is okay. I don't always need every detail of my day planned because most of the time, it does't turn out the way I expect. Sometimes it's great, and other times not so much, but where's the fun if you don't take a chance?
... de l'Unesco :
La Réunion (La Rénion en créole) est une ile du sud-ouest de l'océan Indien qui forme un département et région d'outre-mer français ...