Hotel le Petit Paris
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Waking on the plane to coffee, quiche, fruits and croissants was a nice way to start the day but pales to the crepe and dinner we spoiled ourselves with today. We didn't have a plan for the day. But after checking into the hotel we decided we would stay close and do some sightseeing. That changed quickly. We boarded the metro at Luxembourg Gardens …
... a garden and an industry all of its own. A testament to what unlimited capital, ambition and flamboyance can breed. A public statement of absolute monarchy that must have stuck in the throats of the poor. A good reason to start a revolution.
There's only one word for Versailles - WOW.
Any monument that has every statistic in the 10,000 plus (size, staff, army, plantings) should be impressive. Equally impressive - the ceiling murals (how do you ...
... and could easily pass as a French girl! We were in no particular rush, which was a good thing, because the service became less attentive the longer we lingered. No matter; the leisurely 2-hour lunch was enjoyed by all, and I'm glad I finally had the chance to meet Danielle.
After saying our good-byes, with some discussion of another meeting before Dee and I leave Paris, we gingerly descended the 100+ ...
We didn't know it until now, but we actually managed to see an awful lot today. I'm sharing a room with two girls while in Paris - Ally and Kate. Ally is on the tour with a friend from home, so Kate and I planned to spend the day together. Paris traffic is a bit crazy, so rather than enduring a one hour plus bus ride into town we took the subway. On the way we picked up John, who is also traveling on our tour and was attempting, rather unsuccessfully, to negotiate the French ...
... over ratatouille
Chevre with apricot
Autumn leaf (chocolate mousse)
and of course, included was a small piece of chocolate (to go with your coffee) and a mint to finish.
You who are reading this, it's your turn to dine with your eyes!