Hotel Le Quartier Bastille, Le Faubourg Paris
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It would appear we have brought the New York weather to Paris. Locals tell me it was fine all last week, but with heavy rain last night, the next few days look bleak…
Undaunted, we headed off for our Segway tour of Paris. I deliberately sought out the same Segway company Dean and I used in 2012.
Unfortunately Martin, our guide from 2012 has moved on to run his own walking tour company, but the business is still in operation. Googling the meeting point before setting out, we ...
So our blog this week is just going to skip over Monday to Thursday, based on the fact all we both did was work. On Thursday night, we caught the tube into London Victoria station and waited around to catch the overnight bus to Paris. Now, there are a lot of options to go from London to Paris. There are trains, planes, hiring a car. But on short notice, and for about 21 quid each one way, it was by far the cheapest we could get. I was worried about ...
... view of Paris! We went up on the roof after lunch to see Paris and take a few photos. We then said our goodbyes and lingered a while in the store.
We walked to the nearest metro and returned to our hotel for a nap. Eating chocolate and chocolates all morning can be exhausting!
In 2002, Steve, Scarlett, Abigail and I came to Paris for four days. On our last afternoon, we girls visited Samartaine, a department store near our hotel. I bought each of us ...
... when the neighborhood was more working class and less posh than it is now. We also passed the domed building where the Academie Francais is located. The purpose of the Academie is to protect and preserve the French language- and I can't blame them for feeling that they should. So many of the signs and business names here are in English; every waiter or clerk we've interacted with speaks perfect English, and many English phrases are creeping into the vocabulary. I've been ...
... and peaceful.
By this time travel fatigue is starting to set in. It took about 4 hours to drive to Paris and my initial reactions are not good. There is trash everywhere and it looks sketchy. Luckily it was just a bad area. We arrived at our Hostel and found a clean and modern facility, as well as the beautiful lower rise buildings I had imagined. Paris looks cool!
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