Travel Blogs from Paris
Today we viewed Paris from the upper deck of the hop on and hop off bus. It was yet another summers day 34 degrees. Sure we had the sun beaming down on us but the top deck had its own air-conditioning which was much cooler than downstairs.
The bus trip also gave us a small glimpse of the huge area that takes in Paris which is certainly …
Yah, back on wifi in our Parisian hotel.
Today we have a full day of touring the outskirts of sunny Paris. An early start was required so we met Jenny at a very civilized time of 7am for breakfast before meeting our day tour to Giverny and Versalles.
The morning was lovely and cool but we were prepared for the temperature to …
... it. Fantastic views over a cloudy city but we had a few breaks in the cloud with some blue sky peaking through. We spent the rest of the day window shopping then headed to La Opera Bastille last night to watch the 'sleeping beauty' ballet. It was simply beautiful and has been a highlight of our trip. Today we are heading to Musee d'orsay. Wishing you all a very happy and safe 2014! Lots of love Fran and ...
... br> but they are here. And I’ll bet they are
really interesting if there wasn't a language barrier.
Wrote the above a couple of days ago and just haven’t had
time to post so it’s the Paris blog all in one entry. Yesterday I booked a tour to Veaux le Vicomte
and Fountainbleau, two chateaux outside Paris.
Rick Steves has good directions in his guide book about taking the train
... was nice to take a leisurely stroll with nowhere to be. We ended up at Place de la Concorde, one of the largest public squares in Paris at the east end of the Champs-Elysses, eventually stopping for lunch at a sidewalk cafe.
As we enjoyed lunch we realized the Maille mustard shop (which we were in search of) was just a few steps away. What a fun little shop...I wanted to buy more, but then considered that we'll need plenty of room ...