Last Night in Paris

  Before we left the Hotel to visit Parc Monceau, we had spoken with the reception at the hotel for suggestions on somewhere to eat.  They suggested La Mascotte and said it wasnt too far from the Parc.  They showed us on the map how to get there.  So once we left the Parc we made our …

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 …

Hop on Hop off Bus in Paris

After 3 days of walking the streets of Paris we decided to get a 2 day pass on the hop on hop off bus in Paris.  On the Sunday night when we looked at the map of Paris, we had covered a lot of ground walking.  So what better way than see Paris by bus. …

Can you really be lost in Paris?

After our amazing visit to the Louvre in the morning we decided we would catch a taxi back into the city and wander around this fantastic city before catching up with Richard for dinner. It would be his last night before flying out the next day.  We 3 still had 2 more days before going …

Musee du Louvre

Before we left Australia we were looking at what we could do on our extra days we had in Paris.  Of course I suggested we go to the Louvre.   We looked at booking a pre paid ticket so we could avoid the long line ups.  No one wants to spend all their time waiting to …

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 …

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. …