Shopped, saw the sites and walked the city.

Trip Start May 14, 2011
Trip End Jul 12, 2011

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Le Jardins secret
What I did
walked, shopped and saw the sights....

Flag of France  , Île-de-France,
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paris, when you do one of the major attractions, make sure you have a good day for each of them.  I will take atleast an hour in line to into the louvre, and more at the Eifel tower.  Still worth the wait though.  You cant miss the sites of Paris.
It does not really matter though, 'cause you will soon be distracted buy the shopping.  There is literally miles and miles of malls, shopping arcades and rows and rows of stalls.
The credit card will certainly take a battering here.  If you want an affordable place to stay, although it is a bit out of the city by train, we stayed at the "Le Jardins Secret"  at Noisey Le Grande.  A very nice B & B comes complete with breakfast of crossaints, bread, home made jam, coffee, tea, and anything else you ask for.  The French bloke that runs it (I can't remember his name sorry) is a wealth of information.  For travelling about, We suggest you buy a Visit Paris pass each at the first train station you come across.  Now these will cost you about Euro45.00 each, but they are good for 3 or 4 days and you can take as many trains and busses to what ever part of the city you want, at what ever time you want.

4 days in Paris, and our feet will never forgive us.  buy really really good walking shoes before you get here.  Even my Tevas were not up to the job.  Now to the food.  Eating in Paris can be a bit hit and miss.  Stay away from the indian restaurants, the maroccan is good, the french food is boring and expensive.  fill up at break fast, have a late lunch at one of the thousands of sandwich bars and just eat snacks from a supermarket at night.  cheap as and plenty of variety.
From here we headed for the Neatherlands, Belgium and Germany.  And I will get around to catching up on this in the blog soon.  till then ..........
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