Sofitel Paris La Defense
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Afternoon! Just arrived back at the hostel for a few hours chill time after the day at la musee du louvre. (Michael dragged us around). We saw the Mona Lisa and Venus de milo, queued for a LONG time and listened to mikes crocs squeaking every time he walked!! Weathers not great but still hasn't rained so fingers crossed! Hopefully a meal out tonight and a walk to the moulin rouge, maybe a look at Paris at night from the sacre coeur. Laters! Molly ...
... than having to try to choose everything at the start like on our UK tour... We are so excited that one of the optional excursions is to the Palace of Versailles! Tick that one straight away... On our way upstairs, Rob and Elaine asked if we wanted to head to the Eiffel Tower together - safety in numbers! Very thoughtful of them... Dean worked out the Metro very quickly and we got there no problem (except the thousand African guys every 10metres trying to sell you Eiffel ...
... would sell his granny to get hold of a work by one of the Impressionists. I saw works by Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Manet, Pissarro and Sisley. Some of these art works I have seen before, because some years ago a big Impressionists exhibition came out to Australia; I think to the National Gallery at Canberra. Exiting this part of the gallery, I entered a special exhibition. In the late 1800's a couple from New York were avid collectors of what was then modern ...
... such is the delicacy with which they are created.
For Louise, it was the Louvre, retracing steps to visit the old Italian masters, the Venus, and for Amy the Eiffel Tower, if only from a distance.
For me, it was time for a little movie location tourism, tracking down some locations from one of my favourite movies, The Bourne Identity. I found the Hotel Regina, and Le Bistrot de la Place, which was next door to the Treadstone office.
... pictures with her. We also took pictures with the United Buddy Bears exhibit below the tower. Buddy Bears are a series of life-size, painted fiberglass teddy bear sculptures originally developed in Berlin, Germany. More than 140 countries from the United Nations are represented, promoting tolerance, international understanding, and different nations and cultures living in peace and harmony.
After spending a lot of time at the Eiffel Tower, we ...
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