Île de la Cité

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  • Day5

    Athena's Last Night in Paris

    August 21, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Hi Athena here, just letting you know about our last night in Paris.

    It all started with us chilling in our hotel room & me falling asleep. Sandra finally waking me up as it was 8pm &, we needed to start getting ready for our cruise where we had no idea on what time it was leaving & where it was leaving from & we had purchased no tix. As you can tell, our organisation was non existent. I said to Sandra, OK start getting ready, she responds with I'm ready.... I thought hmmmm, I asked her whether she's wearing what she had on, she said yea why?,i said don't you want to get dressed up for our last day in Paris & the cruise..... Sandra agreed in putting something other than what we call her comfy dress. Well she wore a beautiful dress 👗 and she looks awesome.

    We headed out & realised that the ferry doesn't depart from Notre-Dame & that it actually depends from the eiffel 🗼. So we went on line to purchase tix just to realise that there were no seats available!!!!!. Oh well by this time it was 9.30pm & I was starving for my onion soup for the fourth night in a row.

    The first night we arrived in Paris we had dinner at a beautiful restaurant 🍴 & the food and service was outstanding so we decided to head back & make our last night a nice one.

    As soon as the waiter saw us his eyes 👀 lit up & we found ourselves having e waiter's looking after us.

    Hi Sandra back again... We enjoyed our soup, I got drunk and we walked back, whilst I became all philosophical about what love really should look like.
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  • Day2

    The French Restaurant

    August 18, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Well our onion soup came and it was devine. Chewy baguette bread and some frittes 🥖 Sitting there I realised that I was doing exactly the thing I wanted to do to celebrate my 50th. A year ago I said it as a joke, but then if you want it bad enough you can make it happen. We basically got piddled and went back to the hotel for some overdue sleep zzzzzRead more

  • Day3

    The Lady and the Unicorn

    August 19, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Woke at 5.00am, so not too bad. Breaky in hotel. The bread is devine. Salami and cheeses.

    Off to Musee du Cluny to see the medieval tapestries The Lady and The Unicorn. They depict the 5 senses along with desire. Massive red and dark wall hangings filled with millefleur and forest animals. Loved this so much. Read the novel and it's Harry Potters common room. So beautiful. The lighting is dark to keep from fading.

    We get to the museum just at opening time, bonus.
    The first room we enter is an old bath house. Massive empty room with a few statues and items from the era. A copper bathtub sits at one end. Loved this room. Next we check out a room full of jewellery and medieval artwork. I come across a golden rose. It looks to be important, so I take a photo. I may sit still one day and learn about it. But not now.

    We look at other tapestries leaving the best til last.
    Then we enter 'The' room. It is quiet, dark, black with a crimson glow from these magnificent tapestries.
    I am beguiled and take my time to investigate each one.

    Loving this so much. Finding treasures that you never think you will ever see. Then here you are in front of them. Always blows me away.
    I love this because it is like time travel.
    I imagine the pressure and artistry it takes.

    The intricate flowers are devine. The bunnies and birds whimsical.

    Even Athena says she really enjoyed seeing them.

    Bucket list tick ✅
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  • Day10

    Welcome to Paris pt 2

    May 29, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    More pictures of Paris including Notre Dame...we bought a lock and wrote our names on it and stuck it on the bridge with all the rest of the thousands of locks! It was really cool to see them all!

You might also know this place by the following names:

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