Well this is our last day in Paris and it's been great as usual. The apartment is very well located on rue Domat on the left bank, only a few minutes walk to Notre Dame. We have rented it from a friend of a friend for 500 euros for the week. Beryl says her toilet is bigger than the kitchen here and as well as stove, dishwasher,fridge, there is a washing machine. Very compact!!
Done lots of tourist things as Beryl has not been to Europe before so it has been great showing her the sites. Spend one day - unfortunately one which rained, on the hop on hop off bus. The day before had been very hot - 31degrees but since then cooler 18 - 24. Traipsed around the Marais, Musee D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower - Beryl climbed it. Yesterday we went with a "Paris Greeter" , a volunteer who took us walking for about 4 hours around covered arcades or passageways, the Palais Royal and it's gardens, st Eustache church built between 1532 and 1632, Montorueil corner, Paris' oldest market street, with fabulous food shops. A great way to understand more of a city.
Went to a concert in St- Chapelle - stunning stained glass - the largest expanse of 13th century stained glass in the world- I wonder how much is left! They played Vivaldi's 4 seasons. Had dinner with a neighbour from Glebe st- unfortunately the other friends were sick after a visit to the Moulin Rouge. Walked around Montmatre, Luxembourg Gardens, Madeleine and Opera Garnier area, Bastille.
On Monday we went on a day trip to the Somme . Early train to Amiens where we joined a Battlefields tour - 5 of us including one Tasmanian whose uncle was killed and buried there and she visited his grave. It was a very interesting and moving day.
Off to London on Eurostar tomorrow