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... was great.
I got into the Pantheon for free as a student and saw many cool things.The dome was being worked on so I couldn't see that but I think their cover-up was kinda cool.
I wandered some more and made my way to a Chinese New Year's Parade and then the Botanical Garden for some relaxation.
I still had 2.5 hours to kill before my bus left so I decided I'd go wander the area near the station and I found the Opera, ...
... I had frogs legs, salad and a glass of chablis, while Meg chose tuna, pink and seared in a provencal sauce of oil tomato and capers, it was delicious. We walked home through backstreets and came past the newly reopened Picasso Museum where there was a queue of at least 200 metres for the free weekend entry. We put that one off for later. French prep and left over lamb shoulder tonight with the touraine red which is cheaper than a cup of coffee at €3.50 a ...
... pictures of Joyce with Rossini, Chopin, and Francis Poulenc.
Then the long ride home on the Metro. We so full from lunch that we ate light at a Creperie and had buckwheat creeps, apparently a speciality of Brittany.
Tomorrow we are off to Montmartre to visit Sacre Coeur.
All the best
... was on the last lap where one of the bikers tossed his water bottle to the side while biking at a speed of about 60km an hour. The water bottle flew through the air and somehow Jonathan managed to catch it so now he has a pretty fantastic souvenir of our time in Paris. I doubt that many other people got a water bottle from the finals, but even fewer who actually caught it in mid-air.
... The ambassador seemed lovely (as they always do) and it turns out is a flugelhorn player! He seemed to quite like brass band music so maybe he enjoyed the concert as well!
It has been really hard getting around Paris. With 70 people in two buses, it is amazing how well we have done really. We left the Embassy (after lunch) and made our way to the Notre Dame. The traffic is crazy! I was surprised we made it!
There is a small rotunda ...