Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse
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... every moment it. I don't know what I was expecting, but whatever it was, it was not what was shown last night. I was not disappointed at all by the show and I am glad we decided to go. They did majority of group dance acts but every now and then would put a mini act to break it up and allow for a costume and set change. One of the acts was three male acrobats doing a slapstick acrobatic piece, another was a guy and girl doing similar tricks to ice skaters but they were on rollerblades ...
... together and he would then return to the hotel and do "his thing", leaving me unhindered to shop. I would then catch a taxi back to the hotel when I was shopped out!
The plan worked a treat. I returned with my "goodies" about 1.45pm. Phil wasn't in the room. He was out doing his own shopping.
We met up about 2.30pm and had lunch at a nearby restaurant. A real French restaurant where everything was in French and locals filled ...
... we needed after such a long day of travel. Tonite we had a celebration dinner at Flora Danica, a restaurant locate on the Champs Élysées. We had pre-chosen our meals and I had all but forgotten what I was having. The options for entree were chickory salad, pate or soup. I chose the salad - WHAT WAS I THINKING!! It was horrible - very bitter, think I had something else in mind for the salad but it didn't taste good or even look good. ...
... we could burst! Baby Warner is more precious and perfect than we could have imagined and we can't wait to meet him!
Finally our train arrived in Paris at 9:30 am. We quickly boarded the metro and headed to our 7th Arrondisement apartment. We got off our stop, walked up the steps into the fresh Parisian air, and could see the Eiffel Tower in front of us. Perfect! We are so excited that we’ll be able to call this place our home ...
... and all that royal decadence, was a million miles away from the lifestyle of the common man. Such as those peasants who toiled on the land at Vezelay, labouring under the harsh iniquities of a grinding social system that imposed unreasonable burdens and obligations upon them. Very different worlds.
Just as hated as the ruling aristocracy was the Church, which also demanded taxes and duty, yet remained an institution that was aloof, powerful and privileged. At Vezelay, a ...