Mercure Paris Austerlitz Bibliotheque
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Very reluctantly he did get out to assist, probably because I insisted ...not in French but in gestures!
After handing him the booking voucher with the hotel address, Phil started talking to him in French and he seemed to mallow a little so by the time we reached our hotel, he was the first out! Well, done Phil!
We knew we would be too early for our room to be ready however we relieved ourselves of the luggage ...
... I walked to the Metro, Saint Michel/Notre Dame stop and took it to Gare de Lyon. I was exhausted by then, since I didn’t sleep on the plane, and was up for 36 hours.
I stopped by the store and bought some cheese, then last croissants at the bakery. I just love French croissants at any time a day, even when not fresh right out of the oven, and so I had them with cheese for my supper at the hotel.
When I returned to my room, the construction workers were long ...
... from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres. The Louvre is the world's most visited museum, and received more than 9.7 million visitors in 2012. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV ...
... and then a few months later would dig them up, put them in a vault and repeat. Then one of the vaults broke and poisoned the city's water so they decided to bury the bones in the catacombs. Initially they would dig a hole and dump them in but eventually someone decided to arrange the bones (one to provide some support to the catacombs as the weight of the city was causing collapses and to give people a proper burial site. See the pics...kinda creepy. Only about 2 ...
... We had purchased our Paris Pass, in large part so that we could skip the line at the Louvre and go right in. Whether it was the later time or the rain, or a combination of both, there was no line and we were able to go right in. On our way, we had decided which things were most important to see so that we could make sure that we got to see them. Our first stop was the Mona Lisa. We had prepared the kids for the throngs of people but were pleasantly surprised ...