Moulin Rouge – Can Can

Long before watching Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge I have been fascinated with it. The dancing, the naughtiness of the whole dance.  I fell in love with Satine  and as I watched it one Saturday morning in a very empty cinema I cried for what might have been.   My daughter gave …

Crepes 

We did stop for lunch near Notre Dame. We chose crepes made with buckwheat. The actual crepe was ok but the filling was a little bit off.  You can see Notre Damm from where we were sitting.

How to spend a few hours in Paris!

As in our previous post our tour of the city was cut short due to a failed terrorist plot on the Eiffel Tower the day before.  So our planned tour was cancelled as they had shut all tours down for 48 hours.  So we were dropped off at the Jardin Des Tuileries.  This was my …

Paris – Tour of the City

Our coach tour was to start at 8.30 so we went down to breakfast around 7am. So much food on offer, cooked breakfast, breads, fruits.  No reason to starve that's for sure. After breakfast we all assembled in the foyer of the hotel to have a head count done.  Do not want anyone to miss …

Thank you

Before I continue my blog about the trip I went on with my sisters, I want to say Thank You. A big thank you to my two wonderful Sisters Muriel and Paula, without them I wouldn't have had the most wonderful trip ever! Also a big thank you to my friends new and old, who …

Bonjour, Bonsoir, Salut, Au revoir!

One very important word of advice when visiting France.  Always greet them with Bonjour or Bon soir depending on what time of the day it is.  Even if they greet you in English always reply in French.  We were advised this by our Cruise Director, and we learnt first hand what happens if you don't. …

5 star or were we spoilt on the ship?

As Paula said in the comments on the previous post we had trouble getting into our room.  We tried several times, eventually going back down to the concierge to get assistance. The batteries in the  lock had to be replaced.   We laughed that one off as that can happen to anyone anywhere. Then our bags …

Paris – The art of getting lost!

Our hotel the L'Hotel du Collectionneur is in the 8th Arrondissement and a short 10- 15 walk to the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs Elysées. We 3 Sisters and Richard went off to have a look at these famous landmarks and to find somewhere to eat. As it was August not many …

Broken Shoes – dancing

Its amazing what an engineer can do.  Muriel broke her shoes dancing till the wee small hours of the morning.  She spoke to reception and they said they would get the engineer to see if he could fix them He sure did fix them.  Fix them like new! I have to confess. - The broken …

Paris

We arrived  in Paris around 5ish.  Our cruise director was there waiting to hand out our room keys. Paula and I got rooms on the 3rd floor, Muriel on the 6th floor.  Some had been upgraded and Muriel was one of them.  Our room was amazing, but Muriel's was outstanding. Muriel had a balcony, in …