Paris (21-23/04/2009)


We had originally booked to go to Paris on Eurostar together with Su and Terry last September but a couple of days before our departure there was a fire in the tunnel and we were forced to rebook. The winter months were less attractive so we finally decided on April, which was a good thing as the weather was superb. We had sunny, warm weather for the whole of our stay and it was possible to sit on the pavement cafés and watch the world go by. Su had arranged hotel accommodation in the centre, very close to the Louvre, from where it was easy to get to the main attractions of Paris. Paris is a very compact city so we did do a great deal of walking.

Day 1

Our neighbour, Marion, was kind enough to act as chauffeuse to Ebbsfleet station, from where we boarded the Eurostar. In about 2 hours we were in Paris. After checking into the hotel our first stop was at a local street café for a drink. Fortified we set off on a mammoth walk, which took us to some of the main Paris attractions, as can be seen by the following photographs. The evening was spent in a restaurant enjoying good food and wine.

Our thanks go to Su and Terry for organizing our stay in Paris, to Su for acting as interpreter and to Terry for always having the guide book at the ready.

Maurice Chevalier – Paris Sera Toujours Paris