We spent three days in Paris before our river cruise playing tourist. I'd been to Paris before but my friend had not, otherwise I would have skipped it this trip. Anyway, there were a couple of snafus but all in all was a good trip.
|Notre Dame rising from the ruins|
Obviously, one cannot get close to Notre Dame now. It is blocked off with armed guards.
The yellow vest protesters were active on the Saturday we were there and, in fact, moved down the street in front of our hotel but we were at the Eiffel Tower at the time so did not see them. Have you ever thought of the subway system in any larger city? It boggles my mind how they are designed, built and operate so well. All the time underground and out of sight. Mostly it was good, but due to a breakdown on the line we were on, we did miss a tour for which we had tickets already. Let's hope I can get a refund, but I'm not holding my breath.
It's always an adventure in European hotels to see how things work. Bathroom fixtures don't always look like we expect. Took us a while to figure out the faucet but we got there. Didn't like it though.
However, I did like the tiramisu. An Italian restaurant just a few doors down from our hotel had really good food, including the tiramisu which was scooped from the dish and served onto your plate. We ate there only once but I did stop in again just to pick up tiramisu to take back to the hotel. Good stuff.
I'll be back soon with more adventures. Meanwhile, y'all take care.