Parc Buttes Chaumont Hotel
Travel Blogs from Paris
... find other 'monuments' created in the years before catacomb renovations, such as a source-gathering fountain baptised "La Samaritaine" because of later-added engravings. There are also rusty gates blocking passages leading to other 'unvisitable' parts of the catacombs – many of these are either un-renovated or were too un-navigable for regular tours. I was tempted to sneak in, but didn't. The tour is about 1 hour. I ascend through another spiraling stairwell ...
... vie I guess.
Observation, the stereotype is correct, everyone does walk around with baguettes. Baguettes in bike baskets, guy carrying baby in one hand, baguette in other. What is with baguettes? Personally I think they are only good topped with Boursin. Other observations, the men here wear crazy coloured jeans and sweaters around their shoulders and there is always a waft of BO everywhere. Must be due to the wearing of sweaters in the heat.
... wares in store fronts, found a delightful Italian eatery for lunch, took photos with the cute models in front of Abercrombie and Fitch, and made it to Laduree...the famous Parisian tea salon built in 1864. After our fill of scrumptous macaroons, we headed back to meet our group. We took the metro once again and walked to Notre Dame. Another exhausting day...but amazing. Au ...
... all headed our separate ways to try and stay awake as long as possible! Some enjoyed a light meal in the hotel, others ventured into nearby streets and the rest of us caught the train into Central Paris.
The group I was with ended up near the Notre Dame and after an Italian meal wandered around the river and soaked up the sights. With late sunset and a long twilight, it was well after 10.30 when we departed again for Arcrueil, the location of our ...
... guys. Yea, us! We left the ship after turning in our comment sheets and a charge for the 240 Euros as a tip for the crew. We walked to the train station, dragging our luggage. Wayne wouldn't let me pull mine so he had both his and mine and all I had was my backpack. We found a Starbucks & ordered coffee or hot chocolate so we could sit at their table until we had to find our 11:15 am train to Paris. We were served a snack and ...
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