Sofitel Paris La Defense
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... be a temporary structure and was supposed to be pulled down after 20 years. Next stop,was the military academy that Napoleon Bonepart attended, Musee de l'Armee. It was set up for children of "poor" privileged families, who, otherwise would have been unable to educate their children to a high level. Napoleon graduated at 16 as a second lieutenant of the artillery regiment. It was at this point that Drew informed us that Napoleon wasn't actually that ...
... went on an infamous anti-Semitic tirade. I remember seeing the story splashed all over the internet when it happened in 2011. The café decor is rather unimpressive, but the waiter was very friendly and funny. Even though the guys were ordering lunch, I wasn't very hungry so I just decided to get a coffee.
"Un crème, s'il vous plaît."/"An espresso with milk, please.", I said to the ...
Left apartment early, off to airport for flight to Paris. Flight was ok, but not so good towards the end...happen to be looking out window - very very cloudy, however sa a patch of land while we were on the descend, all of sudden the landing was abruptly abandoned and we were flying high very quickly. After 10-15 mins the pilot tried descending again thankfully this ...
... on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche. Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around ...
... dozens of stores and restaurants there. We hopped on a light rail line which wisked us to our gate. It was an impressive sight to look out the terminal windows and see at least a dozen British Airways 747's parked at the gates. Unfortunately, as we were taxiing away the captain announced that we were returning to the gate. A small technical issue he said, and since we were heading back to the gate they were going to top off our fuel tanks. Apparently ...
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