A Day in Paris

Saturday was a very early morning to catch the Eurostar from London to Paris – even earlier than I needed because I forgot to change my watch by an hour so I was up at 3:15 instead of 4:15 am. We had to meet at the train station at 5:30am even though the train didn’t leave until around 6:30 – a very tasty breakfast was served on the train. It was a great view of the city from my seat on the top of the double-decker bus. First stop was the Eiffel Tower – we were able to go to the 2nd storey – pretty overwhelming!!! The city of Paris seems to stretch for miles and miles in all directions as I did a 360 around the Tower. Next was an hour cruise on the River Seine – very relaxing – then off to the Louvre – our time was very limited so I didn’t go into the galleries – thus I missed seeing the Mona Lisa – mostly just walked around outside, took pictures and had a bite of lunch – then off to Notre Dame – another spectacular sight!!! Next we drove around the D’Orsay Museum, the Lafayette Opera, the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadero. Back to the train for the return ride to London – another great meal aboard the train. All in all, it was a great day!
I took the Tube to Harrod’s this afternoon – after all – can’t be in London without going to Harrod’s.
Pretty expensive and I was in awe – TOTALLY – didn’t buy a thing, not even lunch – just looked around – the store is mighty huge – I didn’t even cover the whole store.
I certainly wish I had a couple more days here but…
Thanks to Rick and Claudette for persuading me to take the day trip to Paris yesterday and the day trip of London tomorrow.

3 Responses to “A Day in Paris”

  1. Rick says:

    This is great Mom! But… there’s no mention of the man you met up with. I was curious who the guy was that answered your room phone when we called???

  2. Timg says:

    Oooooooo! Scandal in Paris. Come on, Vi, share with the group.

  3. grandmavi says:

    Sorry to disappoint you. That was the night clerk because there was no phone in my room, yet there was a TV set. BTW, the room was about 8′-0 x 12′-0 for 50pounds/night – which converts to $100.00 Cdn.