Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Paris Holds the Key to Your Heart

Anastasia knows her stuff, and Paris really did hold the key to my heart.
I loved my four day trip there. I got to see so much, and experience so much, not to mention brush up on my French!

29 Oct:
- 4:45 AM Eurostar train from London to Paris
-10:00 AM arrive in Paris (3 hour train ride with an hour time difference)
-walk from hotel on Rue Cler, literally a minute from the Eiffel Tower, to Notre Dame
-Tour Notre Dame, the Deportation Memorial, St. Julian the Poor Church, Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore, St. Severin Church
-Lunch at a Vegetarian place
-Sainte-Chapell, the Concergerie, where the revolution prisoners were kept, and where previous prisoners were tortured
- Dinner at a Middle Eastern place with really good lamb kabobs

- Buy fruit at a corner market, and walk down to Eiffel Tower
- Walk up to Place de Victor Hugo and eat breakfast at a cafe there with excellent hot chocolate
- Tour Arc de Triomphe
- Walk down Champs-Elysee
- Tour Louvre
- Visit Opera House
- Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Paris
- Back to Hotel, because of rain, to play Up
- 7ish Go up Eiffel Tower
-Dinner at a really bad touristy cafe nearby

31 Oct:
- Breakfast at Angelina's by the Louvre, excellent food and the BEST hot chocolate I have EVER had
- Tour D'Orsay
- Walk to Place de Vosges
- Lunch at a Cafe nearby
- Tour Victor Hugo's House
- Tour Picasso Museum
- Head back to hotel to clean up for dinner
- Dinner boat cruise
- Up games

1 Nov:
- Crepes at a nearby French/Greek cafe
- Sacre-Couer Basillica
- Rodin Museum
- Visit outside of Napoleon's tomb (closed that day)
- Lunch on Champ Elysee at a cafe only with either very attractive or very built male waiters.. a little weird
- Tour L'Orangerie Museum
- Wait in line a Angelina's for a snack and more hot chocolate... there are long lines for that resteraunt, and deserveringly so.
- Head to station
- 8:45 Eurostar train from Gare du Nord, Paris to St. Pancras Station, London
* first class, so food, and drinks, and hot towels to clean face
* played Shanghi Rumi the whole trip

It really was an amazing trip, and I might've disliked the use of sidewalk at toilets, and the crazy driving, but I loved the city as a whole.

Still prefer London though.

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