Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan
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... could get. We then jumped back onto the metro to go a couple stops to the town of Montmarte. This town is on top of a hill and the highest point in Paris. The views are amazing as well as the history. This is the old stomping ground to monks in the 1200's, gypsum miners in the 1700's and modernists painters in the 1900's. People still walk down the streets with a canvas in hand. Some of the famous painters that lived here ...
... wouldn’t be able to wait for us to be done lingering around the team buses. We said goodbye and a very heartfelt Merci , and headed over to the depart area. Those of you who know me, know that being sneaky is a sometime specialty of mine, so you won’t be surprised to hear that we left a host gift in our room for them. We’d brought 2 boxes of Celestial Seasonings teas, since that’s a local product, and a vintage jersey from the ...
On three previous trips to Paris, L'Orangerie has been closed. That's over a 13 year period. Initially it was closed for restoration. Then the restoration exposed unknown Roman archaeology that had then to be incorporated into the museum. Finally it reopened a year or so ago. This was our first trip to Paris since it was reopened and it was going to be the first thing we saw.
WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a look at the photograph. An ...
... National Biblioteque which we passed by on Rue Vivienne
In we went to this grand old Passage .. like a covered arcade with old fashioned looking shop fronts and mosaic tiles on the floor. I snapped a photo of a staircase - it seems to me that the French only know how to make a spiral staircase - then on we ambled with the sound of chatter and laughter in the background. We realised that the Passage was bigger than we initially thought ...
... arrived as they threatened to spill onto the road!
Tonight we headed out to dinner with Riva and Francis and two of their good friends. Riva is a special lady, who first came to NZ when she, and I, were just 13 years, on an exchange program from Tahiti.
Riva now lives in Paris with her husband Francis, in fact when I first came to Paris all those years ago, I stayed with Riva ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility