|Paul took this on his way to the Paris office|
the Grande Arche in La Defense
Our last two days in Paris (for now) and I was still ignoring Paul’s tourist book KPIs (key Paris indicators). I had thought he was joking when he said there were 78 things on the checklist! … and I thought as he was practicing his French, that he said KPEs (key Paris experiences).
Most of you know about the back problems I try to ignore. So we have avoided most things with long queues and meant we didn’t go into the Louvre, Musee D-Orsay, Saint Chappell or the Eiffel Tower. It is almost summer and the weather has been superb so the crowds are out in force, and the French Open tennis is on. This did mean extra buzz and vibrancy in the city. Also, there was only one lift working at the Eiffel Tower until the day we left.
So we’ll just have to come back to see these things.
On the (very) positive side, Paris is a living breathing historic monument with so many things to see just looking down laneways and peering into buildings. Many of these old buildings have plaques with the history of that building and the people involved. Some you can go right in and look around - all for free and no queues.
We had been given many recommendations from friends for places to see and eat and have managed to do almost all. Thank you all for the tips they have been great.
Paul had to go to work this morning, grrr! At least he went early and was back before most things opened.
|Place de Vosges|
|Creme brûlée for lunch, mmmm|
|Sea bream with lime and ginger for dinner -|
so good I went back for more next day lunch :)
|So Paris! walking the cat!|