Travel Blogs from Paris
We started off the day by having some fresh croissants (everybody has to put their daily order in if they want plain or chocolate (or both!)). The boys have been fantastic at getting up and going in the morning but certainly having fresh croissants on the table provides some extra incentive.
We managed to get out the door early to make it to the Louvre just after it opened. The Louvre covers over 65,000 sq feet and has over 30,000 works of art - needless to ...
... other side of the gardens at breakneck speed while we leisurely spend some time with Monet.
Did I mention it is springtime in Paris ? The trees are in bloom and there are flowers. It's absolutely lovely !
Meeting back up with Heather we head to the street on the Place de le Concorde to catch a taxi...which doesn't seem to come along so Heather convinces us that we should catch a ride on this little tuk tuk thing... it was super fun ...
... a gap that would only be a couple of metres long. After a couple of minutes a small smart car pulled up nest to this tiny gap at first we thought it was waiting for another car to pull out or picking someone up. How wrong we were, after a few moments of this driver obviously observing his surroundings the tell tale reversing lights came on. We looked at each other and exclaimed 'surely not' and you guessed it this tiny car started to reverse into a even smaller gap in two ...
... 8211; Mmmmh.
Of course, we had to take Rebecca to the Palace of Versailles which is the most visited tourist attraction in France. Actually, it was crowded but we managed. What is interesting is that we had the American tourist, then the next big wave were the Japanese and the new ones are the Chinese – and remember there are 1.4 billion of them and they are have no concept of personal space!! The palace is magnificent and a monument to royal decadence. Much of ...
... spender, fashion heaven, celeb spotting, and the high roller society avenue of all! It was revolutionary to the fashion world and includes, but not limited to, Dior, Chanel, LV, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Gucci- all major players in the fashion spectrum. This particular Saturday was full of fashion shows! Lines poured out of the beautiful shops that I couldn’t dream of affording. We decided not to stroll into some because my heart would melt and there was no time for that! It was a ...
Other places to stay in Paris
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $315
Pigalle, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $170
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 2 star hotelfrom $157
Montparnasse, Paris | Hotelfrom $76
3 rue Lepic, Paris | Hotel$236 average