Hotel Le Dauphin
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We got a bit turned around coming out of the train Friday afternoon - the exit we emerged from was further from our hotel than we thought. So we were marching down the quai, dragging our luggage behind us through hordes of tourists, when something caught my eye. So I plunged down a tiny alley, waving at Striplings to follow me - and voila! We found ourselves in one of the alleys I haunted in my time in Paris - an alley I had completely forgotten, ...
... in awe at the sheer size of the place, at the brilliance of those pyramids, and headed on down to find a map so that Livvy and Emma could Plan. Because you need a Plan (capital P) to tackle the Louvre - otherwise, you end up lost and befuddled and perhaps prostrate halfway down the Grand Gallerie. We started with the Greek statues, up and down the marble staircases. Mitch and I had an identical moment of awe when we found the Winged Victory, up at the top of ...
... something like flying halfway across the world would still be magic. It's still magic in theory, but not so much from JFK terminal 1. We arrived in Pairs at noon - perfect, really, since you don't then have an entire day to survive. Mitch suggested that we take the RER (suburban rail) into the city, which immediately tested my very rusty French. (I speak French better on a full night's sleep, a full ...
... and harvested in the shallow warm waters of the Baie d’Arcachon, which you have probably never heard of- we hadn’t until we were offered a home exchange here.
Interestingly, while here this week we have never heard anything other than fluent French spoken, and never saw a menu in English, yet it is a huge ...
... We spent the night with Lyn, Lawrence, Charlie and Claire having an evening BBQ in the local village square, something to do with Bastlle celebrations!!. We sat on rows of trestle tables bought meat and had it cooked on a BBQ, drank local wines and beer just lovely, it was a very hot and sticky evening. We went back to the farm for more drinks and catching up. Off to a real bed for the night pure bliss. Kilometres covered ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking