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Paris 08 Ancien - Quartier Quinze-Vingts

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  • Day22

    Paris in an afternoon

    September 14, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I'm in Paris. The trip from Dijon was about an hour and a half. I definitely prefer travelling by train.

    My check in luck abandoned me here. Up until now if I've arrived before check in time my room has been ready. I knew I was pushing it arriving at 12 but thought I'd try.
    I was able to leave my luggage so then set out to explore the local area. Around the corner was a metro stop. "Why not?" I thought? After several goes I found the entrance for those without tickets, negotiated the ticket machine and bought a 5 day ticket.
    Next hurdle was working out how to get through the entrance gate. After trying to swipe it (like those with cards did) I realised I had to feed my little piece of paper into a slot and it popped out again 20cm further up the gate.

    I was in, now where to go? There are two lines at the station so four options. Luckily the first train I got on (without consulting the map) took me to the Louvre.
    From there I was able to find the hop on hop off bus and spent a lovely 2 hours seeing the major sights of Paris.
    By the time I had completed the circle I was ready to head back to the hotel.

    Around the corner is a small supermarket, bakery, fruit and veg shop and a butchet. I picked up enough supplies to cook tea. It was nice to have a home cooked meal.
    I have vague plans for tomorrow but apparently there is a general strike planned so I will play it be ear.

    Photos
    Eiffel tower
    Countryside between Dijon and Paris
    River Seine
    Acr de Triomphe
    Louvre
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  • Day77

    Day 77: Unwell in Paris

    May 3, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Woke up today feeling very unwell, like majorly off colour. Decided that today was going to be a rest day since we'd been going hard and busy for the last 2-3 weeks without a single rest day, so today was it.

    I spent most of the day dozing and using my laptop, while Shandos ended up heading out to a museum I think. I can't remember! Managed to finish a couple of videos later in the day when I felt a bit better.

    In the evening we headed out, as a friend and former colleague of mine worked a few blocks away from where we were staying. We had a drink with her and her boyfriend at a typical Paris brasserie, where it was good to catch up with her! I hadn't seen her since she left Galkal in mid 2012, so quite a bit to talk about! We ended up staying at the place for dinner, though Caroline and her boyfriend hurried home as they wanted to watch the presidential debate tonight - it's only a few more days until the second round of voting.

    Back home to bed where we both had an early night.
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  • Day11

    Hotel Venise

    September 22, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Back to Paris for a couple of days. Someone seems to have stolen the cathedral out our window and our room is pretty basic. But then I suppose we can find something to do in Paris.
    In fact we seem to have had a good day. After all that blue sky we have had to put up with we struck some light rain today. It was still fun just wandering about Paris people watching and soaking up the atmosphere.Read more

  • Day11

    Restaurant Rayan

    September 22, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    What better way to finish off our first day in Paris than with a Lebanese meal at the Restaurant Rayan. We hadn't had a Lebanese meal in ages and we lob into a budget hotel 70 metres down the road from a tiny little restaurant that served us up a Lebanese feast. The place maybe had seating for 16 and I didn't hear any English from anyone but us. But the service was quick and friendly and the food was very nice.Read more

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