Le Grand Hotel
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I was so excited about visiting Montmartre today. I had heard so much about it. It is so very different to Paris. We followed a walking tour that I found on the internet. It was a great idea. We managed to avoid all the hawkers you usually find when you exit the train station and only saw them at the very end because we came in from the back of Montmartre. It was also a ...
... the prices in Paris for any sit down meal are very expensive.
By chance we discovered a self serve cafe in the back of a building near the hotel...we have been having a 3 course meal and a good bottle of red for about 35 euro....that's good value believe me......www.flunch.com...it's a chain but we have never seen it before on our travels.
That's the Continent done for us, its been a fantastic time.
Now its off to London and the UK.
Well the day has arrived ... The Tour de France finish in Paris on the Champs Elysee.
Like Alpe d'Huez, the place is crazy. People everywhere.
We find ourselves a great but precarious spot we call the "Edge of Glory". Check out ...
* Another saw us buying baguettes and catching the Metro to the Luxembourg Gardens and Palace (now home of French Senate), a formal park close to Latin Quarter - there were plenty of Parisians at play- lunching, playing pétanque and tennis, horse rides for children and a children's playground, families sailing boats on the ornamental pond ....all looked like ...
... 8217;s ice cream – very dark chocolate and bright pink – I had tiny taste of the chocolate and it was very strong and the strawberry had a very strong smell of strawberries. My baklava wasn’t crisp - it was quite limp. Inhoped like hell that nothing would cause me concern later !! Luckily it didn't.
Back to our hotel to upload photos etc and I worked out from google maps that we had walked about 6 km - not the estimated 2-3 from our old gal ...
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