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... checkpoints where they were making sure you had your pretty invitation.
And then we got to The Line. Or rather, the Line Area. There were grandstands set up all along the south-ish side of the Champs Elysees, with different sections, named things like “Grand Palais”, “Clemenceau” and “Triomphe”. What this translated to was “Pretty near the finish line”, “Next to the people who are near the finish line” and ...
... tomb, these seem quiet and dignified. I nearly walked right past the room where Victor Hugo lay at rest because of its simplicity. I thought it would be grander... It was a lovely moment to be able to thank him for inspiring my passion for Paris and, indirectly, my passion for musicals. His story still moves me to tears and I was happy to see him laid to rest in the same room as Alexandre Dumas and, of all people, Louis Braille.
After my visit, ...
... belongings and high tail it to the metro. Yellow line to Gare d'Austerlitz then line number 5 to Bastille.
We had been here briefly in 2008 in the rain on a HOHO bus and consequently saw very little. We had hoped to explore this area a little more, but alas no time pre-cruise especially after we walked in the opposite direction to the port (led by yours truly) and then again on the wrong side of the port once we realised we were heading in ...
... infused in garlic and pesto) and wine. Ross enjoyed the snails, saying they were tasty buggers but I, not so much. I may have enjoyed them more if I didn't know they were snails. Instead Bridge filled up on the wine! Whilst eating dinner and for the next hour and a half it poured rain, we were hoping to walk the Eifel Tower after dinner and we were very lucky that the rain did clear so we could! Once at the Effiel Tower their were no queues as the rain had ...
... went up a floor to see more (smaller) Monets, Van Goghs, Gaugins, Degas, and early Picasso (post impressionist, not yet the modern style he is known for). Tired, but too early for dinner, we hopped on a 1 hour sightseeing boat tour. It was pretty basic but pointed out the main sites along the river. It was a bit cool so I'm glad we didn't wait til evening. One thing we saw in Salzburg last week and many times in Paris along the bridges is ...
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Bastille, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $175
- Very impressed
- Just ok
- Fabulous stay
Opéra, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $405
- Among the best location in Paris
- Wonderful Stay at IC Grand Paris
- Good Base to See Paris
14 Rue du Theatre , Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $162
Eiffel Tower/Trocadero/Invalides, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $269
- Another great stay at an International Hilton
- Great for Families
- Loved it!
Montparnasse, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Just Fine
- Nice, clean, new, decent location
- Loved This Place
Batignolles-Monceau, Paris | 5 star hotelfrom $198
- Never ever going back
- Yes we would go back there
- Paris getting it right
Louvre, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $353
- Agree with the mediocre assessment
- Wonderful Location!!!
- Location! Location! Location!
Bastille, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Pigalle, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $331
- Great Location in a wonderful city
- Good and bad points
- Lovely hotel convenient to shopping
Bastille, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $193
Luxembourg, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $280
- Lots of work to be done
- Lovely Springtime in Paris
- Sooooo under rated!
Champs Elysee, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $408
- Really quite nice
- The nightmare Hilton
- New Hilton Great Inside
Parc Monceau, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $194
- Surely the Best Hotel View in Paris?
- Terrible Service spoiled a good location
- A disappointing stay
Eiffel Tower/Trocadero/Invalides, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Cant beat this top hotel
- Great Location and service!
- Just OK
Montparnasse, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $201
- Good hotel
- Great Location and Close to the Metro Line: Average for a 4 Star
- Ok hotel
Champs Elysee, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $205
- Good Location
- Ask for a room facing the street
- Not a 4 star hotel
Eiffel Tower/Trocadero/Invalides, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $194
- Good Times in Paris
- Very nice
- Very nice
Observatoire, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $211
- Okay, but not great
- Decent 4*
Bastille, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $112
Bastille, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Other Guests Noisy, Family Got No Sleep
- Lovely hotel
- Small,but clean and friendly
Louvre/Opera, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $233
- Noisy, stuffy.Avoid
- Good Hotel and Excellent Location
- Not even close to 4 star
Bastille, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $181
- Nice place
- Good location
- A taste of France
Georges Pompidou, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $180
Gare du Nord, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $126
Pigalle, Paris | 5 star hotelfrom $367
- Enjoyed the stay
- Decent Hotel, Great Location
- Not a 5 Star hotel!!!
Entrepôt, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $148