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The best decision I have made thus far was to skip The Louvre. I know some would think that a mistake, but trust me, Iam a much happier camper (and I suspect the others are too, not having to wait for me).
Last night the younger set went off to Monmartre while us old fogeys went to a lovely fish restaurant, Mollard, just a block from …
The morning started with a major crisis. I could not find my purse. In the purse was my wallet and my cameras. I thought I remembered deciding NOT to take it downstairs when I used the hotel computer. I looked all over the room trying to find it. Jeri looked. I have heard so much about pickpockets and gypsies that I figured if I HAD left it …
This is what our itinerary for today says:
Bienvenue! Paris greets you today. Relax and become acquainted
with this beautiful city. Special welcome dinner this evening!
Apparently nobody told Ian.
Ian is our new tour guide as our original one sprained her back; so they called in the big guns--Ian. I may be wrong …
... Drancy - the site of the deportation camp where Jews, Gypsies, and others were held before being shipped to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The lady at the ticket office told me to change trains at Gare du Nord, but really you technically have to change stations, walking about half a kilometre to La Chapelle then taking the train a couple of stops towards Porte Dauphine to Anvers.
Anvers is the closest stop to Sacre Coeur which is the ...
... After a few hours of walking, we returned to the apartment for an afternoon nap and to escape the heat, which was into the low- to mid-30s every day during our stay in Paris. While we were pleased that the city has come a long way in terms of getting dog owners to pick up after their petits chiens, it seems they still have a ways to go when it comes to the human population, as the smell of urine was inescapable in almost every semi-enclosed space (alleyways, squares, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Hotel was fine though they offer internet usage, which is clunky, slow and very, very expensive. They don't tell you there is a wonderful, very reasonably priced cyber cafe 2 door from the entrance to the hotel!
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