Jardin Du Luxembourg & the Pantheon

  Waking up knowing that this would be our last full day in Paris was a bit sad.  We still had lots to see so we had breakfast early and off we went to catch the Green bus.  We would then have to change and catch the Orange bus.  We were heading to Luxembourg to … Continue reading Jardin Du Luxembourg & the Pantheon

Can you really be lost in Paris?

Its hard to believe that this post was back in 2016!  Musee Carnavalet is still closed and the website says it will be closed until the end of 2019.  Renovations must be taking longer than anticipated.   After our amazing visit to the Louvre in the morning we decided we would catch a taxi back … Continue reading Can you really be lost in Paris?

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 … Continue reading Moulin Rouge – Can Can

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 … Continue reading How to spend a few hours in Paris!

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 … Continue reading Paris – Tour of the City

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. … Continue reading Bonjour, Bonsoir, Salut, Au revoir!