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Well we went on a tour today out to the Champagne Region. What a beautiful day it was, the sun was shining there was no cold wind, no sign of rain and we get to drink champagne, it couldn't get better. We meet our tour guide at the tourism office and guess what he was an American. 'Oh no' I can hear you saying, I was saying it internally hoping into the car. He was a bit hyperactive, a bad driver and G was questioning his knowledge on some of the historic info he was giving us as ...
... the hostel for a rest then walk to centre pompidou for Cartier-Bresson exhibition -large and comprehensive included his paintings and collages- but disliked the panel theatrical lighting which gave each photo a high white box surround. Very packed but stayed in for 2.5 hrs. Walked back slowly through to Republique and then ate an excellent Omelette and drank wine at rue du Fontaine du roi bar next to the ...
... you to sell things or potentially set you up for pick pockets which is a real problem all over the European attractions. There are many fleeces and many street people who are begging for money. It is really heart breaking as you would like to help the real people but there a so many crooks you just end up ignoring them all. In amongst such beauty and riches is such sadness
... Guide book. He walked with me through the market where I picked up a bargain pair of five euro sandals. We then went in search of a Post Office so he could withdrawal money before we found somewhere for breakfast. We were unsuccessful in our search for the Post Office and by this point I was fed up with wasting my little precious time and he came on the metro with me to wear the Catacombs, under ground graves, were situated and we parted.
I walked in circles ...
... back to Normandy.
Today was a traveling day and we visited 2 places as we drove from Normandy to Paris. Our first stop was Honfleur, a fishing village along the northern coast of France which comes highly recommended by both Odile and Rick Steves. We had a quick stop to walk around and take some pictures. I was surprised how the harbor is lined with restaurants...the buildings all seem to hug each other around the harbor.
Our second stop ...
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