Parc Hotel Paris
Travel Blogs from Paris
Day number 76 of travels.
I'm in Paris again... sigh.
If it's wrong to call Paris merely a stopover point before embarking on our woofing (farm stay), I don't care, this is exactly what it is. On the plus side our hotel room is big for Paris standards, there is just …
... until later in the afternoon so I planned to return to take in a performance at the end of the day.
From here I wandered along Rue Rivoli and headed towards Place Vendome, and the Vendome Column at the centre of the Square - built by Napoleon to commemorate the battle of Austerlitz.
I did some shopping in the covered colonnade around the Palais Royale strolling through the Palais Royale Gardens. One of the shops here stocks a range of retro toys. I went looking ...
... are much more colorful and entertaining.
We went to London and Paris for the first week of break. I won't tell you what we did for the second week of break because you wouldn't believe me but suffice it to say it was a lot of staying up until 4 in the morning to watch the Red Sox win the World Series and then a lot of staying in bed vegging the next day.
We traveled via Eurostar through the Chunnel from Paris to London. This sounds way more ...
... everything now which really downplays how beautiful the real thing is. Then a long lovely walk up the tree lined Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe . Another can't believe I'm here moments. Beautiful ridiculously expensive shops ( including Cartier's- but it was closed on Sunday) and sidewalk café. So Paris.
We are now exhausted and so have to stop for a long lunch in one of those cafes. How will I ever get used to real life again
... escorted visit to the Palace of Versailles & Gardens on Saturday morning, & a Seine River Cruise & Paris by Night tour on Saturday night, which will be undertaken following our Trafalgar 'Farewell Dinner’ in a local restaurant in Paris.
It was a big drive today (600+kms), but we eventually arrive in Paris about 5pm. Taken directly to our hotel, the Evergreen Laurel, with just enough time to book in, shower & we are off to the Moulin Rouge.