Sofitel Paris La Defense
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... parks and streets fill with chocolate and food shops. A particular chocolatier along Bld St Germain had won this years prize for best chocolate display (you'll see a photo where the emperor penguins are full sized and full chocolate and there is a little happy feet penguin next to them) As impressed as we were, we observed that just one (uno, une,1) small bite ...
... gardens, follies, trees, paths,etc. our legs hurt and we hadn't made it off the courtyard yet. Then we spotted the mini train. Hell ya. It bounced us over the cobblestone and down into the park. We ended up at Marie Antoinette's estate which is where we wanted to go. Quiet and charming. We looked through the buildings and then headed out to see her gardens. Sat by a pond and ate the picnic lunch we so wisely ...
... we had seen on our trip: Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Sacre Couer, etc. The Arc de Triomphe is incredible as well! Beautiful and historically significant, it was one of the highlights of our trip so far. Almost as impressive as the structure itself is the insanity occurring down below in the roundabout. Twelve individual boulevards converge on the Arc de Triomph roundabout and there are no lanes – you just kind of fend for yourself. It was fun to watch the crazy Parisian ...
... ceilings were covered with elaborate paintings. Gold leaf is everywhere & paintings of famous battles of kings & their portraits & statues way back to medieval times. I was delighted to find a painting of Joan de Arc riding into Orleans in her armour. There was also a statue of her but the name plague had been removed so I couldn't be sure until later. I realised it was her when I remembered in the book I read about her women were put to death in her time if they wore ...
... of this cathedral first built in the 12th century and still used for worship today.
By this time we needed dinner and wine, so we headed back to our apartment by way of the café at Place de Bastille. Fortified with pizza and wine, we made it home after another stop at a boulangerie for cherry tarts. We can hardly pass the neighborhood bakeries without stopping for treat. They are ...