Day 6 – Last Tango in Paris ?

Posted: September 25, 2014 in Travel

The day dawned booteeful again on our last full day in Paris. Would it be the last ever ? It’s been a great week of course and it is not as if we have seen or experienced all that Paris has to offer. But one does wonder if time would be better spent in future exploring new cities or returning to other favourites like Prague. Time will tell . We still have a week in South of France to enjoy later in the holiday.

So we set off on a long walk with plan to revisit a couple of favourite experiences from 2012. It was a lovely morning indeed for a traverse across the Seine once more heading in the general direction of Il de St Louis for some memorable Beef bournignon for lunch. Even at old man pace we had some time to kill. Found a nice little cafe with friendly bordering on jovial wait staff for breakfast after crossing the Pont Alexandre 111 bridge and taking in the splendour of the Grand Palais. Then on to the start of the Holy Trinity for the day – Saint Chappelle. The room dedicated to the under arm delivery was a surprise. The second act of course was Notre Dame. I sat outside while CLP lined up and went in. Was a bit pissed off when some little brat pointed at me and said “Mommy, one of the gargoyles fell off and landed here ” .

Lunch was as good as we remembered and as cramped. Then some metros onward and upward to the final of the trifecta – Sacre Couer. It is one impressive place and offers a great view back over the sprawling city. It is sadly in one of the rougher areas of town. Just nearby it was time to visit the Amelie bar to see if they still served the coldest beer in town. Alas they don’t, but it was still rather drinkable . After that it’s just time for one last dinner and some packing before an early start tomorrow for the train to Barcelona.

But one last lesson to learn mon ami. Restaurants , despite stating hrs of midday to 10 pm, don’t actually open for dinner until 730 pm! Hope they let me in in my PJs

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Comments
  1. aardvarkoz says:

    Glad it went so well mate. Any sign of heightened tension with all this current terrorist malarkey?

  2. flashman181 says:

    Not really. Always a strong police presence here

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