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Travel Day to Paris

All Aboard

semi-overcast 16 °C

Time to pack and get organized for our departure to Paris via Eurostar. After checking out of the hotel, we ordered an Uber which arrived in 2 minutes, to whisk us away to St. Pancras International Train Station which took about 20 minutes in London’s rush hour traffic. I did not want to be hauling luggage on the tube as some stations have many stairs and we would have had to transfer lines – which means MORE stairs! That would have been a pain in the ass! Uber was way more civilized and we gave our driver 5 stars! Haha.

We checked in, thru security and passport control without a hitch and we were able to chill before boarding the train to Paris at 9:24 a.m.

The train ride to Paris took 2 hours 15 minutes and at some points we reached speeds of over 330 km/h…which made it quite easy to have a nap – lol.

We found our apartment fairly easy after figuring out which train to take from Gard du Nord and making sure we were walking in the right direction once we exited the station. Hey…it’s sunny and not raining! Time to change into lighter clothes, put the sunglasses on and start exploring this amazing city.

Walking along the Seine River to Notre Dame Cathedral – the rebuilding has already begun since the massive fire earlier this year. The entire site is barricaded off and you can not get as close as you use to. Even though this is my 5th time to Paris, I always see something new and interesting.

Our walking exploration took us to Luxembourg Gardens where we were able to sit and chill while enjoying some more gelato! We even went into a wine shop and a cheese store. It wasn't exactly Costco – but they did have free samples of cheese! Yummy!!!

A great viewing opportunity from 59th floor of Montparnasse Tower when the sun was out was a great idea – you can see the entire city! The cost was 18 Euros each and there was ZERO line – woohoo!

We ended up outside the Louvre as the sun was going down. From there it was a quick walk back to our apartment after stopping at a local supermarket for some snacks and beverages. Fromage et baguettes – very French – and very yummy! The rum was good too!

Today’s step count: 19 898…and that was on a travel day!


Posted by moorsey88 13:16 Archived in France

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Feel like I am on the trip with you. Amazing descriptions (as always) and pictures are great. Oh wait I am not....I am here preparing items for November 2nd. Oh and you both can enjoy rum and cokes that day too.
Keep on stepping and enjoy!!!!

by Lewie

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