Park & Suites Elegance Maisons Laffitte
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Another big day soaking up the sites of Paris. We took a hop on hop off bus tour around the sites of Paris. Our booking for the Seine cruise , Eiffel Tower dinner and moulin rouge got stuffed up so we had to settle for the top of the tower and dinner at the moulin rouge - with show. At dinner we had Duck foi gras,lobster, fillet steal , pasties, …
... church) the Crown of Thorns from Jesus' crucifixion, which held pride of place by the alter. He used to pray up to 8 times a day & expected everyone else to do the same. It took 6 years to build and it has taken 6 years to restore it. In this current day, the church is actually situated in the grounds of the main courthouse and everyone has to go through a airport like security check, just to make sure we are not planning to help a criminal escape... The ...
... to see this little rail stop before they tore it down. It may be the only one I haven't seen." I immediately thought he was Sheldon Cooper from The Big Band Theory! We sat across from each other in 1st Class. He said his ticket cost him 1 Euro. Nice perk.
Turns out his name is Bart, as he said, "Like Bart Simpson." We all chuckled. He is a traffic controller for the railways of Belgium and has been for 8 years. ...
... we shall take the lift?! After doing a lap around the tower and walking to the front of it we climbed the stairs and took a few photos. We then sat again on the stairs and decided what next to see. The louvre was close, so we walked to it. The louvre was a little further than we anticipated, or maybe we were really tired by this stage, but it took us a while to get there. It also began to rain which dampened our spirits a little. But in the end we made it ...
... had taken another route. However it did save a few Euro (which I would happily have spent to save my feet as the ankle I sprained a few years ago at Moanui is playing up with the pounding of the pavements). There is a magnificent view over the city form the hilltop. But as it was wet the view was not so great. It was also quite windy so we headed into the church. The church is quite lovely with some lovely chapels along each side to the saints. ...
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