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As we were getting ready Thursday morning, we decided to put off the
Eiffel tower till the next day and we were going to see the Moulin Rouge on our way into the city. We went and got
some croissants from the bakery close by and we walked to the metro. We
only had to go a few metro stops and there it was. It wasn't as big or
After only a few hours of sleep, my alarm went off, and we began our day. We got up at 3am, checked out by 3:30 and walked
down the street about 10 minutes to the aircoach stop that would take us
to the airport. We had to wait about 20 minutes for it to arrive so we
stopped at a little store that was open, and had something to eat < …
... and had a casual tour of the sights at night. Just stunning to see the Tower in sparkling lights from the Trocedero, as well as Arc de Triumph, Louvre, place de la Concorde etc. Jackie also asked to see where Diana died which was a nice touch to the evening (think she shed a little tear there!) We finished the evening by pre-packing for our departure the next day to collect car an head to ...
... as he was going to leave after Paris. So we had a chat with him about that then kept walking down the street. I stopped at a clothing store called H&M and bought a dress, then we stopped at a pub for a drink. We made our way down to the end of the Champs Élysées and crossed one of the craziest intersections I've ever seen. There were pedestrian crossings but they didn't work, so you literally had to wait til there was time and run across about 4 lanes ...
... adorning it. Unfortunately my photos do not do the trip and scenery justice as I was blocked a little by the man in front and was facing the sun a lot, but it was one of those treasured experiences that we wont forget. A definite must if you are visiting Paris.
When the cruise finished it was around 6:30pm and we didn't feel like completing the historic tour so we did a little of it around the Latin Quarter and had dinner there before heading home. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Very close to the busy Gare-de-Lyon Train Station which connects multiple countries through various trains and also local Paris Metros.
- Middle of an exciting lively neighborhood with plenty of places to eat and hang around.
- Room on the 7th Floor had a nice view of the surroundings.
- Nice bathroom facilities too.
- Free Wi-fi facilities were good.
- Room was very small as compared to other standard rooms across Europe.
- Elevator reaches only up to the 6th Floor, and have to carry the bags on your own one more level up to the room.
- Breakfast was not included, so have no idea about it.
Overall a decent place to stay for getting easy and quick across to all the major sites and travel purposes through Gare-de-Lyon station.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.