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Paris...not the city of lights - the city of stairs!

Stairs, more stairs and queues!

Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower


We've climbed the Notre Dame, the Metro, the RER and the Louvre and even flights of stairs to get to our hotel room! IMGP4353

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The Louvre

The Louvre


Spent the last three days soaking in the sites of Paris. Hop on hop off bus to Arc d'Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre - but seemed to spend more time waiting at bus stops, so the Metro and RER seemed much quicker to get around - until we came out of station and couldn't make head or tail as to where we were, even with a map in hand! Having most, if not all days until now with cloudy skies has been a little frustrating but never-the-less got some good pics of the Eiffel Tower and Louvre at night. Tried to culture A and T at the Louvre - managed to stay there longer than anticipated thanks to fascinating greek and roman sculptures and Egyptian artifacts.
It has been a gastronomic delight for both A & T - macarons of all flavours, pastries, waffles, crepes and ice creams. They just couldn't get used to the baguette for breakfast so had to relent and buy the packet of 'Weetabix. Supermarket shopping is an experience - have to guess what everything is based on my limited knowledge of French cuisine and some hints from Masterchef! We've had tomato based dishes for 2 nights because I understand the contents of the jar!
Versaille

Versaille


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Versaille2


Versaille3

Versaille3


Visted Versaille - opulence is the only word to describe it. A little disappointed that they didn't have the fountains running. Apparently they want you to fork out a small fortune to see the light and fountain show instead. Sacre Couer was amazing - T & A waded into the fountain as only the French and Italians do!
The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower was great - T loved the elevators and was keen to get there early to ensure we got in. The Eiffel Tower came into its own however at night. Thelights and the blinking fairy lights captured T to a T!

Posted by adtamo 13:13

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