Le Grand Monarque Hotel
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... and the golden dome.
We eventually rode to Notredame where we saw "point zero" the original marker for the centre of Paris. Every destination was mapped from that very point. We learnt about the structure and the statues of Jewish kings that line the balcony of the first level (of which were mistakenly taken for french king and beheaded during the French Revolution.
We returned our bikes and attempted to jump on the metro and make our way ...
... little cozy rooms. We stopped to relax and enjoy our books in a room which happened to have a few chairs, two cots, and a good piano. While resting there a woman and her friend came in and the friend insisted that the other play the piano. To our delight she did, and absolutely beautifully! She is a composer, sells CDs and if I could only think of her name or find her card before I publish this, I will tell you. She played three classical pieces, the last two by encore. ...
Today was our walking tour of Paris. We again had this booked through Fat Tire Bike Tours, but with full bravado after getting home yesterday, we caught the Metro instead of walking for an hour. (when we arrived, the party was in full swing as it was the company's 15th birthday, balloons & party hats everywhere. It was quite interesting to see some of the guides going out in bicycle helmets with party hats attached to the top!!) unfortunately our ...
... snapped off one of the arms. The other arm became loose too, but thank god that the actual frame didn't break. I was so distraught that I ended up falling to sleep at about 2:00am today. So at 1:45 today I went to a glasses shop and had Paul translate for me, turns out that the good news was that it was only going to be ...
So the weekend I had been dreaming about for months was finally here!
But before I could head off to Paris for the weekend to begin it all, I was very excited about catching up with Becca, my Contiki roommate when I was in the USA in 2011 visiting Mount Rushmore and other national parks. We became good friends, but living on opposite sides of the world doesn't make it easy to see each other so this would be the first time in 2 years that we ...