Mercure Paris Porte De Pantin
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We woke early and thought we'd find some breakfast on the street. Wrong. Just bars with seedy looking men and not appealing. Remember we are not in a major tourist area. So back to the hotel for their high priced buffet breakfast but Lar was happy with bacon and eggs and I had lots of fresh fruit and mueseli.
We decided we could not cope with …
... a Starbucks while waiting in line for the museum. I had missed my grande vanilla lattes! We
spent at least three hours in the museum which was incredible (even more
incredible because with our student ID cards and passport, we got in for free),
and I still know we didn’t see everything! After leaving the museum, we walked down the Champs
Elysees, heading toward the Arc de’ Triomphe. On our way, we were slightly
... tiring children and adults. There are groups riding around on those motorised two wheeled sogays. I'd still rather walk than be seen on one of these. We walk to the Arc de Triumph. TD wants to sit to see how the traffic works around this very busy roundabout. It is incredible but it seems to work well. While we sit a young girl walks past and picks up a gold ring or earring from in front of us, asks if it is ours and walks on. I thought it was going to be the ring scam that I ...
... for more) and great steaks with delicate sauces.
On Sunday we started the day with a really nice breakfast on our street before trying and failing to get to the catacombs (we both refused to line up for 4 hours). The catacombs encapsulated so much about the French, it is one of the biggest attractions in Paris and yet is closed on Mondays, only opens between 10:00am and 4:00pm and there is no way to prebook tickets. It's truly bizarre - in no other country in the world would ...
... gardens and in the picnic meals we made of wine, bread and cheese. We found it in the spirited cheers of locals watching soccer and in our interactions with people doing everyday things, like laundry or grocery shopping. It took a while and it certainly wasn't easy but I think we found some real parts of Paris - if only for a short time. Now off to discover new things in the Black Forest of Germany!! ...