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Paris In A Day

Yesterday was our one full day in Paris, and we were determined to see as much as we could. After a breakfast of fresh strawberries from a market on Rue Cler and pastries from the bakery next door to out hotel, we walked 3 blocks to Champ du Mar, the large park in front of the Eiffel Tower. We had decided this was not a day to wait in lines and passed on going to the top. I did take photos from every possible angle, as well as things that caught my eye in the park. From there we crossed…

First Impressions of Paris

Arriving at Gard du Nord We arrived in Paris yesterday evening by Chunnel. The ride was incredibly smooth and I slept for most of the trip, missing everything between London and Paris, including the tunnel and the French countryside. Hopefully I’ll stay awake on the return, although Matt said I didn’t miss much going through…

When Making Hotel Reservations For Paris….Be Patient

As I mentioned yesterday, making hotel reservations in Paris can be particularly challenging and patience comes in handy. We’ve decided to stay near the Eiffel Tower in the 7th, and I’ve seen several reasonably priced hotels listed in Rick Steves’ book on France. One is quaint, close to Rue Cler and the price is reasonable – in fact for Paris it’s great. They don’t use a booking service like Booking.com (which I used for several hotels) so I sent them an email requesting availability. After a day or so and plenty of leeway for the difference in time, I sent…