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... to leave Rodin's Garden the security person called out that the pass had been handed in.
Day 1: arrive, meet Patrick (concierge) and acquaint ourselves with the neighbourhood. We're in luck, the summer carnival is on in the Tuilleries Gardens so promises of returning tomorrow for rides.
Get some groceries.
Eat snails for dinner!
Day 2: Hop on/off bus trip around the city to get our bearings ...
Our last full day in Paris and we wanted to make sure we had 'done it all'!
We were up to chat with Mat & Lea before they left for work, marking maps and sorting our plans. Lynda headed off for a walk to the massage therapist recommended by Alan yesterday, time to sort her shoulder out after a few weeks carrying bags daily. She was smiling when she returned and more than happy with the recommendation!
Off we set with plans to ...
... 12:40. A great day.
Lie in until 10:30, out at 12, snacks from lady near Gare du Nord, metro to Arc De Triumphe - up this (no queue), metro to Tribunal(?), great views of Eiffel Tower, then rushed to Metro station for our Eurostar back to blighty.
Popped in at dad's, tried to get petrol, but services closed. Home. Sleep. Happy! Looking forward to the rest of my life with my beloved Josefina!
... Bastille market. A very French, Sunday market! The market was great. Lots of fruit and vegetables, cheese, baguettes, croissants, wine, sausages, fish - lots of French things! We bought some croissants and a crepe - great breakfast. (And stocked up on some baguette and cheese for lunch!). How very French! Another few seconds glimpse as he went back around the Bastille for a second time. Then we, along with hundreds of others, caught the metro up to the Arc ...
... and the famous chandelier made it worthwhile though!
After this we headed back to our hotel for an early night and to prepare ourselves for our first Christmas without immediate family and not in our home country!
This year's Christmas was a little different to the ones we have experienced in the past! Waking up cold and shivering versus hot and sweaty and with the prospect of no big Christmas lunch feast or present! With attempts to call the families ...