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Jun 27, 2018 - Day 38 - Tour Monash Centre/Chantilly

We awoke at 0800hrs in a better mood but determined to clear the Ibis as soon as we could which was 0845 hrs after a quick shower. We took the shuttle train from Orly Sud to Orly Ouest to pickup our rental from Hertz. Hoping to beat the slow queues of these rental companies we were at the desk at 0915 hrs. Unfortunately, we had booked the car by voucher for 1000hrs and by contract we could not complete until the paid monies were transferred to Hertz at 1000 hrs. Thankfully, the first attendant I approached was more response at 1000hrs and...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Day 37 - Lisbon’s/Fly to Paris

A 0630 hr rise for a final breakfast at 0815 hrs and we were off to Lisbon at 0850 hrs. Having refueled at the airport roundabout we returned the car to Avis and deposited our bags in the airports baggage storage room. To explore the inner area of Lisbon we took the red line metro to Alameda, changing to the green line and exiting at Baia Chiado. We wandered the streets note a number of unique older stores with distinctive decorations; they appeared to be unique to Portugal. We explored the water front around the statue of Don Jose 1 and...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Paris - our last full day in Paris

Today we explored more of Paris on foot being able to walk from our apartment to the famous shopping centre "Galeries Lafayette". Several connected buildings with about 7 stories of mainly high end designer fashion goods. We finished the day with a lovely meal at a restaurant just around the corner " Rouge Bis". All very nice for our last day in Paris. Tomorrow we pick up our car for the next part of our adventure.

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Jun 19, 2018 - Paris - day 5

Our trip to Versailles didn't turn out the way we expected. Firstly, one of the trains we were supposed to catch was cancelled because someone had left an unattended package or bag which had to be attended to (we understand it turned out to be nothing serious). We were redirected to another train line which caused some confusion as we tried to link up with another train heading towards Versailles. We eventually got there only to find that the palace was closed for the day due to industrial action. We had bought tickets on line before...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Last Tango in Paris

Monday, June 18, 2018 Paris We were greeted by a drizzly light rain and so decided on breakfast at the restaurant next door. For our morning activity we chose to visit the Arc de Triomphe and surrounding area. The metro was again our mode of transportation and it even got a bit easier to find our way around in the underground world of stairs, trains, crowds of people and many levels! It was dry by the time we got to the Arc de Triomphe: we admired the structure and decided against going up in it. We were amazed at how the traffic flows and...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Paris - day 4

Scattered showers were forecast for today so decided to spend the whole day at The Louvre. What a wonderful museum this is. You need a few days to really do it justice. Unfortunately there are too many tourists in Paris at the moment and it seems we all want to see Mona Lisa. The crowds made it difficult to really enjoy some of the more popular exhibits but regardless, we saw some great works of art. Would love to spend more time there. Really enjoying Paris - a beautiful city and so easy to get around on the Metro. Tomorrow we are off to...

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Jun 17, 2018 - Last Day

Today has been spent quietly preparing for tomorrow's flight. Tickets were verified at the airport, check in via the internet completed. Gord has been for a walk while I repacked yet again. All is ready. We are off to dinner. We plan an early night as 5a comes early.

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Jun 17, 2018 - Paris - day 3

Another short Metro ride this morning brought us out at Notre Dame. Being Sunday, Mass was being conducted but this didn't mean tourists were kept out. We were allowed to walk around the inside edge of this magnificent cathedral and enjoy the sounds of the service. The cathedral has been there since the 1100's and is truly wonderful. Outside the church is an underground crypt showing the remains of a Roman settlement which was originally on this site in the 2nd and 3rd century. After lunch we found Sainte-Chapelle another gem of High Gothic...

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Jun 17, 2018 - Paris

Sunday, June 17, 2018 Paris We woke up late and then had to figure out how to take a shower without flooding the whole bathroom! The shower was in a deep old fashioned bathtub and no curtains around it. Eke managed to keep the water reasonably contained to the bathtub. Brian had more troubled and decided to take a bath! We left the hotel later in the morning and decided to travel by metro to the Pantheon where we were to meet our local guide for the afternoon. We had registered for an Urban Adventure tour at home previously. Brian has an...

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Jun 16, 2018 - Opera House

We left Gizors and drove via D914 to the outer Paris Ring Road. This we took to Charles de Gaulle and Roisy en France. We found T T...a Renault contracter. With the exception of one snide comment made between 2 employees, everyone was courteous. We were driven to our hotel....on the edge of terminal 3 right beside the subway line. We are in the 'red' Ibis. After a quick lunch , we caught the RER...blue line...to Chatelet de Halles, got directions to the red subway line and got off at Aubert...one station. Time....1 1/2 hours. We found...

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Jun 16, 2018 - A day in Paris

Paris is looking fantastic. We started the day by taking the Metro to Trocadero. On exit from the underground we were confronted with the magnificent sight of the Eiffel Tower at the end of a long concourse with fountains operating down the middle. The weather was perfect again - started off a little cloudy but soon cleared into a sunny day, not too hot, mid 20's. We crossed the river Seine to line up for the lift ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Still early so the line moved quickly, and before we knew it we had a magnificent view of...

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Jun 16, 2018 - Castelnaudary to Paris

Saturday, June 16, 2018 Castelnaudary to Paris Travelling Day! We woke up early, freshened up packed and put the kettle on. Breakfast involved finishing whatever was in the fridge and otherwise available. This was time to say goodbye to Ollie and Jill; everyone off to their own new adventure. Ollie was getting a new group on Saturday afternoon to do the sail back to Homps; Jill was off to Toulouse for a few days and after that to Bordeaux where she was going to do volunteer work for 6 weeks. We walked over to the train station which took...

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