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... took a subway to the Eiffel Tower. We stepped up out of the subway in front of the Palais de Chaillot, which is an Architectural, naval & ethnographic museum. From there steps lead to fountains & gardens, which are directly across from the Eiffel Tower. We took numerous pictures from the top of the steps and then went to the tower. We had to literally wade through masses of guys walking around selling cheap trinkets like statues of ...
... on the wrong carriage. Nope, still seemed like the seats had been double booked. So, we went searching for help in the already departing train. Finding some train employees, we explained our problem to them and they helpfully pointed out that our passes were valid for the 28th of...June. Great.
We were then instructed to stand and wait in the snack carriage for the train manager. He arrived, had a giggle and told us not to panic - we were allowed to ...
... the Eiffel Tower, hands firmly on my wallet and phone and a few stern words to some gypsies/unemployed Parisians (I didn’t stop to ask which) who tried to get me with one of the many tricks they employ to wrangle money from tourists. The trick tried on me, a very common one of which I’d heard warnings, involves stooping to the ground while passing a tourist and ‘picking up’ from the ground a ring, hidden previously in ...
... here, from spurting lips to giant boobs. All very colourful and fun. It's much colder today, windy and rain off and on. We made our way to musee d' or'say, via the metro and the louvre gardens where we met one of the resident lawn mowers - a goat we named whipper - fascinating. Wandered through this magnificent building, incredible statues and art. Really enjoyed the impressionists exhibits. Trace ventured off to more museum and Liz and ...
... to complete. Its inspiration is all that is Ancient Roman.
Since that time in 1806 it has become the site to celebrate all major national events of a military nature.
After dinner we discovered the Moulin Rouge.....not far from our hotel, but that's not all It happens to be in the red light district...we have never seen so many sex shops and sex shows before...not that I was allowed to investigate so I could report to you on our blog.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWelcome Hotel Paris
We stayed in the Welcome Hotel in St. Germain, Paris in November 2007 on the recommendation of a friend who'd stayed here a few years back. The hotel is right on the corner of Rue St. Germain and Rue de Seine though the entrance is on Rue de Seine. It's very close to several Metro stops. The hotel has a variety of room types, doubles, twins and singles most with either a tub or shower. Ours had a small shower in the corner of the small bathroom. Rooms are not large but adequate. The elevator is the smallest one ever, room for two people standing behind each other but if you have a large suitcase it will only fit one.
We didn't have breakfast in the hotel because there are lots of cafes and bakeries in the area. The restaurant right beside the hotel is good and walking back towards the Seine, you'll find lots of places to eat.
There's no air conditioning so it might be quite warm in summer. Noisy outside on Bl. St. Germain but closed windows were ok to keep the edge off the noise. Rates were pretty reasonable, about 100 euros for a double/twin or a bit more for a slightly larger room. I'd recommend it for it's location and value. Hotel room was clean and the staff were good. Some rooms are accessed by a couple of steps so ask if you have mobility issues.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.