Le Grand Monarque Hotel
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... to proceed with the purchase, so we left without it. The rain had stopped, but It was after 130 and Beckett still hasn't napped, and being relatively close to home, we headed back for a break, an umbrella, and a passport. By 330 we were ready to explore again-- south of the island and along the Seine in search of the famous English bookstore Shakespeare & Company. We ended up walking around in circles in the block it was suppose to be... To compensate our hard luck ...
... 233;bec! Je comprends." Sure, that explains everything. Truth be told, i have a hard time understanding the parisian accent as well, so the feeling is mutual. At the far end of the park, i am happy to find that the Paul bakery has set up a stall, and so i order a café crème and a baguette sandwich with proscuitto ham. I sit on a wet bench and chew on the yummy sandwich, and wonder why there aren't more Première Moissons around Montreal - the ubiquity of ...
... our way back to the hotel
completing a massive circle (stopping to munch on a beautiful, ripe,
juicy peach each on the way ;-)
After a shower an a bit of daft condescending sounding Prometheus on our
telly we headed back Notre Dame way to the Latin Quarter for a final
night meal. Me an the blonde had a pint of Blonde each in Ze Bar (that
was the name - seriously) after a bit of people watching we went to a ...
... over to Gare du Lyon. I leave plenty of travel time for journeys such as this one so I'm not hurried or worried about catching my train. I arrive at Gare du Lyon with time to spare (that means wait). The Gare du Lyon is quite pretty and fairly clean (not smelly like I found Gare du Nord). The train to Melun takes about 25 minutes to arrive. I have about 10-15 minutes to find the bus stop for the Chateaux Bus. Not seeing the sign immediately, ...
... early 1900's-1960 well represented. We saw Picassos, Matisses, Dalis, Warhols, Freuds and so much more. Feeling a little draggy we had made a plan in the morning to get our much anticipated Chocolat Chaud( thanks Peter!) so we headed to a sweet little café that we had read about in the vicinity of Place des Vosges. It was a little spot tucked away off the main street. We sat outside under the overhang for well over an hour savouring our incredibly ...