Mercure Paris La Defense 5
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After 21 hours in the air and 15 hours in airport lounges we finally landed in Paris . We had a slight hiccup with our transfer , the female receptionist at the Info desk was not impressed when I asked her to make a call for me , even after my perfectly practised 'Bonjour Madame ' introduction ! I will endeavour to practise maybe ...
... our favorites and why we liked them. Joaquin favors Monet and Tami is more of a Manet or Renior fan so we may not be impressionist art compatible. Next, we walked over to the Hotel des Invalides. I always thought this was an actual hotel, but that is actually the name of the National Army or War Museum of France. We started off touring the Louis XIV to Napoleon III wing and learned a ton about French ...
... a few minutes, we realized that the Eiffel Tower pokes its head above our building, but is not visible to us from our ground level apartment.
While toasting the arrival of our new grandson, we received the Skype call from Kristy's hospital room, and got our first look at mother, baby, and proud papa. The images were so good it was if we were in the room with them; what amazing technology. Happy Birthday, Matthew!
... paintings of himself. (Funny…this aspect of the French monarchy is what ultimately led to their demise in the French Revolution.)
During the tour, we learned some very interesting facts about royal life in the palace. The public was allowed to be in the palace, and watch everything. There was a going to bed ceremony, and a waking up ceremony. Royal babies were born in public to prove their lineage. The public was even allowed ...
... Daguerre. We were met at the apartment by Sebastien--Celine was out for the evening--and we turned in for the night after a long day of travel.
Today, Saturday, we got back on the Metro and headed for the Louvre, a high priority "first stop" on our list of places to see while in Paris. I don't have much to write about the Louvre except that we were--and still are--awestruck by seeing, ...