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Catching Eurostar from Gard du Nord to London.

Here is a little tip. Go early.  I know they say you need only check in one hour before the train departs.  Yes, this is for the train company. However, what they haven't told you is how long it takes... Continue Reading →

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre et Moulin Rouge

Couldn't believe it's Sunday.  Appreciate that my weekend trip to Paris was only just a weekend, and yet how quickly it went. Today, we decided to go to Montmarte as I'd never been there before. I packed all my stuff... Continue Reading →

Grand Trianon at Versailles.

This is the 3rd post on Versailles, and covers photos from the Grand Trianon.  The Grand Trianon was built by Louis XIV as a retreat for him and his mistress, and where he could entertain guests away from the court... Continue Reading →

Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon at Versailles

Like I said in my blog a couple of weeks ago, Versailles is so big that one post is just not enough. Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon was the little country cottage way, way down the garden at Versailles.  It takes... Continue Reading →

Palace at Versailles.

Versailles is just simply opulent. It's definitely worth visiting, if anything, to see what excessive wealth gets you. No wonder the peasants decided to rock up at the palace gates.  I'm sure it's much more complex than that, though I'd... Continue Reading →

Montparnasse and Place d’Italie

After settling in and finding my way to Neuilly, we headed to Montparnasse 360 to take in the great view of Paris.  It costs about 13 Euros to take the elevator to the top, where there is an enclosed viewing... Continue Reading →

Weekend trip to Paris.

I think the thing that I most love about where I'm currently living is the access to the quick getaway. Never in my life have I ever had the opportunity to say "Let me just duck to Paris for the... Continue Reading →

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