Paris in SeptemberAuthor: Barbara D. (More Trip Reviews by Barbara D.)
Date of Trip: September 2009
We made the obligatory (my husband's term) stop at Hard Rock just beyond the palace. Hopped a bus ride back to Piccadilly Circus with our day pass for transportation, this is also a must if you visit. The public system is easy to use and very economical. From Piccadilly it is a short walk to Trafalgar Square, named in honor of the battle fought by Lord Nelson who is at the top of the pillar there. The famous lions had their numerous people climbing upon them as well.
It was time to head back to the train station for our EuroStar ride back to Paris. We had just a fabulous time visiting London, but most of all seeing dear friends with whom we shared the day. Our food experience in London was not the production as is in Paris. Every dish placed on your table is with a flourish and "Bon Appetite"
9/12/09 Today was more exploring of the Latin Quarter and Jardin du Luxembourg. The grounds of this former palace and current house of the French Senate are stunning. Again there are folks everywhere walking the gardens relaxing on the lawns, sunning and enjoying just being there....ahhhhh the Parisian way of life.
I had a friend ask me if people really just go sit on a patch of grass overlooking the river and eat a baguette, frommage and some vino? My response was: Every day, every evening, every night...every where...on grass in parks, on the foot bridges, along the river, and especially the Pont Neuf. The Point Neuf (or 9th Bridge) is just beyond the Louvre and the Islands which have little niches in it ever 20 feet or so, which are benches where people sit as well.
9/13/09 We flew home on Sunday, had an easy transfer back to Charles DeGaulle, using the same car service. Landed in Charlotte where we had to clear customs. We get off plane, go to baggage retrieval, through customs and then rechecked bags for flight home. What a wonderful time we had!
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