Mercure Paris Lafayette
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Todays big adventure was the Louvre, we knew it would take up the majority of the day so we didn't plan on accomplishing much else although we had dinner plans with Romy and Alanna at 7pm.
We caught the metro to the Louvre and as expected the line at the pyramid was huge, we were told it would take at least 90 minutes if not longer but we knew a better way. We headed to one of the wings that had an underground entrance to a sprawling shopping centre which also connected you to ...
... straight into an Electrical Union protest and march. There was people everywhere, music, bands, bbq and flags waving. They were right on the square were the entrance to the catacombs was. After much walking through the crowds, ( while worring about getting arrested for protesting) we found the entrance. The catacombs were built in the old abandoned quarries under the streets of Paris. When they ran out of cemetery space in the early 1800s. It is reported that there is estimated ...
... and seen SEVERAL police cars racing ahead of us earlier and being here just a week after the terrorist attacks were a little intrigued about where they were going (same direction as us) - they seemed to be a mass congregation at the Grand Palais but for what I do not know. In any case I can say Paris is alive and busy - tourists everywhere (glad we are not in high season). We do feel safe though with so many gendarmes and armed police ...
... from France. It should be a protected thing like Champagne, or stinky cheese. Something that only the French are allowed to have and everyone else has to call theirs something more like what it is - which is "not as good as the French". For those who have long sought answers to the immortal question of "What do they call French Toast in France", the answer is not "Just Toast". For the most part, you can't get toast anywhere in France. It's just not something they do. You ...
After what seemed like a short flight, compared to going to Vietnam, we arrived in Paris at 8 am. We found the train into the city easily but not the lockers! We had thought that since we couldn't get keys until 2 pm, we would ditch our heavy suitcases and see some of the city. We abandoned that idea after going around in circles in the Gare du Nord and then discovering it would cost a fortune to check our bags into a locker, got a cab to a spot ...