Pullman Paris Bercy
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Today , we got up a little later than we have on tour, which was nice. We went down for breakfast.
The tables are communal and as luck would have it a Mother and daughter sat down at our table... bedlam from the start. Mum tries cutting her sausage with a fork leaving her knife on the plate. The next thing, the sausage end goes whizzing past …
Sooo tired... legs gone to wood! We took a taxi to the Louvre for the 9 am opening this morning... 8 hours later we emerged. Still, we think we scratched the surface of the collection! There was a queue even at 8:45 but it moved fairly fast and we probably only waited 20-30 minutes.
Once in we fast tracked Mona Lisa for a better view than …
... whole city. Amazing panoramic view and a way cheaper and less strenuous option than walking up the Eiffel Tower. From there we walked along avenue des champs élysées towards place de la Concorde and the louvre. At this point we were pretty hot, exhausted, and thirsty so we were struggling a bit and heading back to the apartment was looking pretty appealing, but we pushed on and learnt theres nothing that a McDonalds with free wifi and cheap coca cola can't ...
... Melissa and Tracy were just a few doors down and another restaurant so we finished our meal and joined them for a beer. After our drinks the other girls wanted to turn in so they could go to Mass the next day. I however was determined to finally go see the Eiffel Tower up close. Marissa said it wasn’t too far, so we told the girls we’d be back soon. Turns out she meant it isn’t far if you want to get a VIEW of the tower. To get to the tower was indeed very very far. ...
... for a picture op. Mihaela informed us that the line to get on the elevators was an hour and a half or more, and then you had to wait for an elevator to the middle and top areas as well. I was personally content with the view from the ground, besides, our 1/2 size tower in Vegas is newer and more easily accessible. Ha ha! We passed the Louvre (Jen lamented that we wouldn't be able to visit), a statue of George Washington wearing an orange scarf, grandiose ...
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