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... because his wife was Parisian. He was laid-back, interesting, entertaining and really knew his stuff. What was supposed to be a 3 hour tour turned into closer to 4 and 1/2 hours - and we stopped for lunch at a Paris cafe part-way through. We saw the Arc de Triomph, the Louvre and many other impressive places - while learning a lot about the history of France, particularly about Louis XIV and Louis XVI. at the Louvre they were dismantling stages that had been used the previous ...
... and were getting on like houses on fire. After stuffing ourselves silly at lunch we visited the famous Reims cathedral. The cathedral is over 800 years old and is what the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is based on. Trong explained the religious meanings of the sculptures and leadlighting and highlighted the bullet holes on the sides of the cathedral from the world war. It was a beautiful church but we had well and truely filled our quota of churches and buildings to last a ...
... of Paris. We went to the corner cafe from our apartment and got coffee and croissants but also bought ham and cheese baguettes for lunch. This saved us nearly 15 euro alone. When we arrived to Versailles I desperately had to go to the restroom, what with all the coffee and water I had. This is just a side note but I couldn't forget about the lady in the bathroom. She stood behind me in the long, inconvenient bathroom line for about ...
... about the history of it but
sadly I don’t read French!
Our next stop was
the Eiffel Tower, this time during daylight. It didn't have quite the same
atmosphere, but a much better view of the actual architecture of the building.
Nothing compares to it! We did a bit more walking around the city and taking in
the sights before navigating the crazy Parisian metro and heading back to the
hotel for a quick nap. We then met up with everyone to ...
We tackled The Louvre today. Mon Dieu! It is enormous.Thanks to our new friend, Rick Steves, we were able to negotiate through the wings of most interest to us, relatively efficiently.Bill commented that waterboarding has nothing on The Louvre.
We were fortunate in that the crowds weren't too bad, except for the Mona Lisa. Otherwise, there were only a few ...
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