Hotel Saint Petersbourg
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... 8230;.I have my own French boy now!!!
Day one we all decided had to be a trip to the Eiffel tower……we were led by Jake on to the Metro……..Jake soon had us on a train that sped thru at a rapid speed thru dark tunnels…..normal for some people….but not for me!!!! So we were standing holding the poles in the train like you do……when out of the blue a band of men started singing ...
... still have the beautiful solid gold ring as a memento! The dumb **** didn't remember us and tried the same game about 15 minutes later! But, Dayna and I are quick learners. We didn't need another solid gold ring for our collection. Where's a cop when you need one?
Finally, we collected our bags, jumped on the #43 bus and three stops later we were close to ...
Day 5 The final sights and a little shopping
Our apartment was called the Apartment of St Roch, presumably because it was opposite a church of this name. Having wondered past the very modest frontage for the past 5 days we decided to have a peek inside before setting off for the day. Opening the door was akin to entering The Tardis (of Dr Who fame). This "little" church held within it the most beautiful paintings and statues, with a quietness and serenity ...
... and priceless collections of antiquities. Fortunately, we were able to spend time in all three wings but spent most of our time in the Denon Wing where we could admire the Italian works of art such as DaVinci's, Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's, The Dying Slave and Canova's Psyche and Cupid. My favorite part of the Louvre (besides viewing all the great paintings and sculptures in Denon) was in the Richelieu Wing, which still houses the beautifully furnished ...
... Mat usually rides his bike around Paris, so his directions to the Gard du Nord station were pretty good... he knew which streets we couldn't use so he was a helpful addition to the navigator! It was tricky to find the Europcar place in an underground carpark, so we were also grateful to Mat for his translation of the carpark info & the assistance to save us as long waiting in line at the Europcar office!
We caught the Metro back from there to near Mat & ...