Friday, 8 October 2010

Bonjour Mon Amis

Hello  my friends and how are you this fine day. As you have probably guessed by the title have been to France for a couple of days.  Paris in fact.  A few months ago I won 2 tickets on the Eurostar in a Raffle and was going to go in August but when Mum past away they let us postpone it and we went on Tuesday.

The weather forecast was dreadful so I got myself a raincoat to take which meant, of course, we had perfect city break weather. The only rain we had was while we were in a Restaurant, it's a lovely coat even so. 

 We arrived at the Gare du Nord and walked to our hotel to dump our luggage then it was off we went.

 Mr T and I walked miles via the Rue de la Republique, which is where they shot the end of the "Day of the Jackal" so he tells me, to here.  There's nothing left of course but it was interesting area. The shop's were really unusual with one making snooker tables, one making Cello's and even one making carved wooden room panelling.

 So grab one of these or both if you want and come with me around Paris.

 If you read the Da Vinci Code you know where this is. We tried to get in to the Louvre on both mornings only to find there was a 2 hour wait .  Next time maybe.

 So it was a wander through the the Rive Gauche to the Luxembourg Gardens where the flowers were still very much in bloom and there was no shortage of Sparrows.

  A group doing Tai Che which I would  love to have a go at. There was also Kick boxers, artists and joggers  galore. All life was here including bathing sparrows.

On to Notre Dame

and over the Seine.

Before doing cultural stuff.  I rather like this, it's called the Romanian Blouse.

 This was here, the Pompadour centre, which had some very strange things inside which I did try to understand but failed totally with quite alot of it.

One of the house boats along the Champs Elysee. I would love to know how they get it off or if it's just for show.

I had such a good time that I have picked out my apartment.

I'm now going to soak my feet for the weekend . Enjoy yours.



  1. Lovely pics. It looks like you had a fab time. I love Paris.

  2. Looks great - perfect weather for walking :)

  3. Oh how truly wonderful. I never saw the appeal of Paris until I reached my late 20's and now I am totally desperate to go. Will have to make a date next year. Your trip looked wonderful x