Mercure Paris Lafayette
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
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... shopping street of Rue Mouffetard, which we had spent so much time on with our hotel around the corner on previous stays. I found a pair of earrings for our wedding at the little shop smelling of incense where the cool dreadlocked African shop owner had sold mum numerous pairs of earrings in the past. We found it a little more commercialised than what we remembered, but it still has a great atmosphere and we enjoyed revisiting the cafes and shops we loved from last time. We found ...
... Simone do Beauvoir and John Paul Sartre set up shop during the Nazi occupation of Paris.
After all of this wandering around, we stopped at a neighbourhood bar for beers on the way home. After refreshing we went out again to dine at 1900 Montparnasse, an art nouveau period restsurant with beautiful stained glass, and fantastic food.
And then home to pack to leave ...
... some French red wine that one of the Australian women offered to us. We sat for about 45 minutes, enjoying the serenity before kicking off again to get closer to the palace.
We entered the immaculately manicured gardens of Versailles just behind the palace and watched a fountain show in one of the man-made lakes. I really wish we had some more time to have explored the gardens, it was so big and I am sure we would have got lost in there somewhere.
... on that looking over the Tuilleries Gardens. Eli and I had panninis which hit the spot. Then we continued wandering through the fair and had quite the sugar overdose with fairy floss (in the old-fashioned way on a stick!), churros, lollies etc!! At the end of the fair was the ladder which twists around. You have to try and reach the top and you will get 100 euros. It looks easier than it is. Mike, Kyria and Eli all had a go and failed. The guy in charge did it ...
... happens when we become lost, the confusion led us to the Cafe a la Fontaine, which turned out to be a fabulous experience!
The interior of the cafe, which was so packed for lunch that we had to have a drink at the little zinc bar before a table opened-up, has the appearance and ambience of an authentic bistro from a hundred years ago. And the food was fantastic! I had an avocado with crab meat as an appetizer, and the pasta dish with chicken ...