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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Marais Paris
Un descubrimiento. Recomendable. Cerca del Pompidu.
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... Game and Winter's
Tale and Endless Love) landed us in Paris at 8:30am Sunday morning. Why is this
significant you ask? Because it was the final stage of Le Tour de France!!!! We
ran into Gretchen at customs, found the kind Tauck gentlemen with signs waiting
to pick us up (first class like this really is the only way to travel...) and
raced off to the InterContinental Paris LeGrand Hotel-- a 5 star hotel with a
... because their train system is soooo good (whatever!!!).
So by 8pm on Thursday night we were in a slightly hysterical (laughing not panic) state. We met up with Akira for dinner and she saved our asses. She introduced us to www.blablacar.com, which is website where regular people rent out seats in their car, so it's kinda like formalized hitch nicking in a way, and is about a quarter of the price of taking the train (bonus). We ...
... the views were AMAZING before I do not know how to describe the view from the top-my vocabulary is lacking on this occasion. Shall I just say that I was glad we did the whole thing and did not just stay at level 2. It must have been particularly amazing for people to get that high when in was built- but hey really deserved the sight at it was over 1700 steps to get up! There were Xmas markets beside the Seine river so we looked around a bit, got a bite to eat and sat on a bench by ...
... most rides would be in French, some with English parts, and some with subtitles opportunity permitting. Unfortunately some rides were just French, making it tough to know what was going on.
Straight off this ride, next door, the Armageddon special effects show was starting in 1 minute. Perfect. This allowed you to experience the effect of being in a space station, just before being hit by a meteor! No problem. After, just accross from the exit, the big car stunt show ...
... with a fried egg on top and French fries. After lunch we walked to the church of saint Germain, which is where Celine and Renaud got married. Then we took the metro to Notre Dame. When we got there it was a bit disappointing because there was a big platform right in front of the main entrance so you couldn't take a proper photo of the whole of the front of the church. The platform was there because it was the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame. Notre Dame was amazing; so old, ...