La Ferme du Manoir
Travel Blogs from Epiais-les-Louvres
Day 2 Monday
10am London time (5am Toronto time) - land in Heathrow, 6-7 hour flight
1035am have to rebook flight
My flight to London arrived 20 minutes after the boarding time of my flight to Paris
1130am rebook flight get food voucher from Brittish Airlines to eat lunch
12pm eat at Giraffe restaurant in Heathrow
130pm board Paris flight
2pm France time: arrive
... cheese, fruit, pastries, wine, jam and cheese but obviously we got a tad full and had profitter rolls dipped in melted chocolate. I also treated myself to a proper shave (w/ gifted post shave cream) and shower and listened to music on a real set of speakers all day. It was nice. In the evening we smashed out a season of skins on our newly acquired tablet and chocked full hard drive. Exactly what I wanted out of the day especially after the week I'd been ...
... for everything supermarkets and shopping malls of home), seeing the Place des Vosges (surrounded by its 36 pavilions - all in a consistent style but with decorative variations; some of the most expensive real estate in Paris) and the adjoining Hotel Sully, visiting the church of Saint-Paul (and exiting through the Passage St Paul, as aristocrats bored by the long Catholic services were known to do), and wandering through the Village St Paul.
Today was the day to finally visit the Louvre. Robyn also wanted to take an evening boat ride on the Seine to see the lights of Paris from the river. She initially tried to book a dinner cruise and we were willing to pay up to 75 Euros per person, but those cruises were sold out and the only dinner cruise was 175 Euros per person. I wasn't spending 350 ...
... our host told us of the unique subculture of the barge workers. For example children who are at first afraid of school because after spending their early years on a small barge the wide open spaces of a playground are completely daunting.
Oh, and did I mention we spent endless and precious neurons trying to navigate the metro system? Oye… we survived somehow.
Jessica (Eric & Ginny)