La Villa Maillot
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... colours. The Hall of Mirrors was spectacular
with 17 french doors which open onto the most amazing gardens,
fountains, lawns and walkways.
After 2hrs in the main Palace we
walked into the gardens. The gardens stretch for miles so we stopped
and had some bagettues with ham and chicken for lunch then off again.
the Apollo Fountain is the Grand Canal and this is a place ...
... backpacks and suitcase, also squeezed in. It was so tight I couldn't turn around, so actually had to reverse out of the lift backwards. We checked out and hit the street to venture down to the station, which was really just across the road. We found our platform, hopped in the train and took our seats. A collective 200 metres with my backpack. This backpacker business is pretty easy, I could easily get used it - short walks and first class train travel, completely different ...
Our last full day in Paris. The plan today was to firstly slip down to the corner boulanger for brekkie (our hotel's breakfast is expensive & ****), then tootle off to FNAC to buy some tickets for a concert this evening and search for a French CD for Sue. Obviously, Galleries Lafayette was due for another hiding too!
Somewhere along the way I was hoping to track down this pair of "blue suede shoes" that have eluded me thus far ...
... his head and planted one right on my lips! There was nothing I could do but walk away laughing. I took some pictures at the louvre, then walked 45 min. to the Eiffel Tower. I took some pictures there, then made it back in time to go to a concert with the guys I stayed with and their friends. It was actually a really cool concert. It was in this teeny tiny grungish bar that reminded me a lot of Seattle. They sang in French most of the time, but apparently it's popular ...
... just come alive when the sun is out and you get to see their full beauty and craftsmanship, they change colour with sunshine. We hop onto our boat which is glass from floor to roof so you don't miss any of the major attractions along the river. We have a lovely table for two squeezed in against other couples sitting along the glass wall. Personal space is something that they don't really get either, but we have become accustomed to ...