Travel Blogs from Cergy-Pontoise
... fountains and checked out the huge Koi, wandered through the gorgeous gardens and down to the Place de concord where the Obilisk is. From there, straight up the Champs Élysées dodging the grandstands and all the setting up for the Tour de France. We hadn't eaten so by then it was lunch time, there are plenty of places to eat along the Champs Élysées but they are all quite expensive and a tourist rip off. We decide to go back a street but still couldn't find anywhere ...
Thursday I had big plans. I was going to have a quick look around the flash Opera house ( where the Phantom of the opera hung out), and then stroll down the Rue D'Opera to tackle the Louvre. It didn't quite work out that way, because I ventured down some side streets off the main road, looking for lunch, and got lost to the point I said "Bugger it I'll take the first Metro I come to and go home". Well I had been walking around for over three hours, and I figured that you had to be ...
Had my appointed telephone call with the Notaire to discuss French wills. All sorted and thankfully not necessary. Bit overcast today so we got a bit of work done, went out and took some prints to be framed, coffee at KB and bought some flowers. Decided a lunch at Cafe Matisse was in order. Senior madam wasn't there and when I asked it appears she has hurt her ankle and is going to be off for ten day. ...
... to happen. I had decided to put it at the statue of Mary with the infant but each time I looked that way there were people there. Lots of young couples came together. I wonder if this place draws the romantics. Surprisingly, I noticed more that the usual number of gay couples too which was lovely. Maybe a church dedicated to a woman reviled in her time and maligned by many since, draws the socially oppressed to visit this special place. I hope this is so. ...
... were more likely to depart with their Eros!
We then returned to Montmarte to browse the shops and then to meet up with Gab (Sam Joseph's sister who lives in the area) and he husband. We had an aperitif and a catch up. it was a great to see a familiar face too! Chloe and I had a lovely dinner at one of Gab's local restaurants and then it was a cab ride (nearly as much as my dinner) home!
Go hawks - can't believe I'm saying this!! ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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