OK folks, I’ve promised it so below is the details of what we did over our 5 days in Paris with some of the better pics.
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On to our Paris trip :
Day 1 :
Visited Notre Dame, took the hour long boat trip originating from Pont Neuf, bought some prints and other gifts from les bouquinistes, visited La Samarataine area for some shopping and ended the evening at the Eiffel tower.
A view of the beautiful Musee D’Orsay from the boat we took our cruise down the Seine on. It mat not look it but man that sky was blue and it was hot!
Another view from our boat trip, this time as we passed the Eiffel Tower, marking the half way point of the trip. This was our second time taking this same boat tour, the first being a more gloomy day in July ’04. It’s worth doing every time you visit.
Day 2 :
We started out just round the corner from our hotel at the market at Boulevard de Grenelle. It’s there every Sunday and Wednesday and is a great place to pick up a gift and mingle with the locals.
We spent the remainder of Sunday morning strolling up and down the Champs Elysees taking in all the sights and shopping, including “Glups”, a memorable sweet shop we found on our July ’04 visit. We managed to locate it by spotting the “Bird Man” whistling outside the mall entrance. Watch out for him next time you’re there and pop into Glups for the best pick ‘n’ mix in Paris! We made it to the Arc De Triomphe before mid day.
We spent the very hot Sunday afternoon visiting Saint Sulpice, which Da Vinci Code fans will be familiar with as the place that Silas searched for the keystone and murdered Sister Sandrine. It was just as described, and a stark contrast to the almost extravagant beauty of Notre Dame.
We ended the day strolling around Trocadero, taking in the evening crowds still queueing to climb the Eiffel Tower.
More details of our trip to follow…hopefully tomorrow!
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