Le Grand Monarque Hotel
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... iron arm rests. They were broad enough for menopausal bottoms but so shallow and steeply raked my legs were sharply bent and my knees jammed into the backs of the people in front of us. I sat sidesaddle for the first number and turned my head sharply to the right to watch the string quartet open with the most sumptuous slow, sweet notes. This severe turn of the head aggravated my pollen-filled throat and that's when the dry cough ...
... have never done otherwise. Highly recommended.
After that we decided to walk along the Seine River to the Pont Neuf end of the 'Paris Island' and take a Seine River cruise. Being a fine warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, it seems every Parisian was out enjoying the weather.
The cruise was very relaxing and enjoyable. Probably not too many better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Then it was back onto ...
... fantastically costumed, plus miniature ponies, swimming with snakes, dogs and 3 support acts. We had great seats 2m from and facing the stage. It came to a choice of drinking the (included) bottle of champagne, or staying awake. Rob struggled through dinner, but remained bright-eyed for the show. Sadly, no photos ...
... luggage) that we had to call haul onto the bus. She paid for my bus ride, and would Not take a ny money for it!! What a super nice French woman!!! Who does that for a complete stranger??? The bus took us across town and she knew exactly where to get off... thank goodness... and at first she said she would tell where to get off for my "hotel"; but then she said she would just take me there. I said that there was no need, but she insisted (what an Angel ...
... 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, ...