La Villa Maillot
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... our trip so far. The menu offerings were classier (and pricer) as well, but the escargot and eggplant with mozzarella were excellent; and Dee's main course of chicken with morel mushrooms, which was delivered in a cast-iron pot to the table, was absolutely delicious. We both regretted the amount of food we packed-away, including a sampler of sorbets and ice cream for dessert, but promised each other we'd walk it off tomorrow!
As we ...
... When we reached the Arc we walked under the road to the entrance, bought tickets and walked up the narrow windy staircase to the top. Gave us a stunning view over Paris and the intricate starburst street design. We could look down the Champs Elysees, towards the Eiffel Tower, down the Avenue Charles de Gaulle to the La Grande Arche Defense. After absorbing the view we headed down and walked down the Champs Elysees.
They were just starting to take down the Christmas lights and ...
... to say that they've gone part-way up the Eiffel Tower? Unfortunately, as we had walked up the stairs we didn't have a ticket to take the lift to the top (they don't let you walk that part). Even if we did, the entire population of Paris, it seemed, were queuing for the summit lift, rather than enjoying the stunning views from level 2. We accepted the fact that we would not make it to the top, and began the descent. 669 steps. It's a lot.
Back at our hotel, we followed on ...
... an escape clause! After a complete lack of culture in London (apparently the Sherlock Holmes meusem doesn't count) we thought we best make amends so we headed for the Louve . Yes , you don't have to line up if you have a prepaid ticket-we felt very special as we walk passed an incredibly long line and scooted straight in. My goodness. Huge, overwhelming, crowded , ...
Flight left at 1.15 and we arrived at the airport 6.20. Three hour flight eg not much sleep. Everything went really welland we had our first coffee and croissant close to our apartment at 8.30. Sat and looked at the world passing by before putting on these incredibly heavy backpacks to stagger the remaining steps to our 'apartement'. Met by the agent and the first look at the place where we will live for three days very positive indeed. Heaps of things everywhere. The owner a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility