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Paris - Days 3&4

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Paris Days 3&4
Tried to make it a slower rest day, but there is just so much to see and do. We went to Angelina's - a Paris landmark right next door to our hotel. Angelina's is famous for breakfast, pastries and hot chocolate that is almost too thick to pour. After that, and a stop (again) at la distributeur (ATM) we bussed/walked to the BHV store which is a large Paris department store. The best part of that is that it was next to the unbelievable Hotel de Ville (see pics). Then (after coffee) back into the Marias district to wander aimlessly towards Montmartre, jumped on a bus again, walked up the hill, took some pics of Moulan Rouge where we discussed Cathy getting a part-time job, wandered around Montmartre, had a beer and bistro lunch, then caught the bus home where we finally just hung out and did not go out to dinner. 13,500 (almost 7 miles)on the walking app.
This morning I wanted to do the Musee d'Orsay and Cathy wanted to shop, so through the Tuileries Gardens, across the Sienne and for three hours immersed in the world of Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Degas, Delacroix, Courbet, Gauguin and many, many others - which in some ways is overwhelming and inspiring at the same time. After three hours, I needed a major pastry hunt and was richly rewarded.

We booked an additional night in Paris and now the final plan is leave Paris Sunday afternoon, take the fast Thally's train to Amsterdam, smoke some weed (just kidding), spend two nights in Amsterdam center and the final night at an airport hotel. That said...there is French food waiting somewhere with our name on it.


Posted by Catnchas 12:50

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Well it sounds like you are doing all the right things. I am amazed that you have followed so many of our suggestions. Usually people ask, we advise and then they go about an entirely different plan, what you've done and where you've gone restores our faith in giving suggestions.
Have you thought about writing your own traveler's guide to wine tasting in France? You have the info, experience, and knowledge. Your descriptions are almost poetry.
You have had a remarkable trip because you are remarkable people. Carry on, let us know how it all ends up.
Bonne continuation.
Ron and Darrell

P.S. If you didn't before this I'm sure you understand more clearly now why we live in France. We love Oregon and our friends there, but this is just as good a fit as that was.

by Ron

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