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Trip Report 10 Days in Paris in June

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So I went to Paris this past June. I'm well into double digits for my number of trips now. I go to Paris just to be in Paris. It's my thing. I don't care much what I do as long as I eat well. And catch up on my sleep. I've been to Paris in Dec, Jan, March, April, May, July, and August. This was my first June trip. I travel alone by choice, I don't want to be anyone's tour guide. I speak decent French (but can't spell or write in French to save my life). I usually try to do at least one thing I've never done before. My hood is St Germain de Pres. When I was a Paris newbie I stayed in other hoods, but I like the rue de Buci area the best. I like being close to the Louvre, and the Seine, and the good metro connections. I never ride the bus, they make me sick. I tend to do many of the same things over and over again. I'm sure it's a sign of mental illness, and I'm fine with that.

Arrived at CDG via United Econ Plus seat, uneventful flight, skipped baggage claim, went to taxi line, well there was no line. Arrived at Hotel Le Regent, 61 rue Dauphine, I think it was about 10 am or so, room not ready, drop bag off, head to Relais Odeon for un cafe creme. It's raining. I sit and drink my coffee, which comes with a cookie, I throw the cookie in my purse for later, order another coffee, repeat cookie action.

Back at the hotel my room is ready. I ALWAYS book a room with a courtyard view because I like to sleep. I'm on the 3rd floor, my room is the cheapest which of course means it is the size of a closet, but it has everything I need and the bed is comfortable.

I freshen up and then head to the Cafe Marly. I order a crab and avocado salad, and two glasses of Sancerre blanc. The food is good, the wine is better, and the waiters are spectacular. The view isn't too shabby either.

I give in to being tired and head back to the hotel. I can never sleep in coach, so this is to be expected. I wake up at 11 pm, freshen up, and walk to Au Pied du Cochon. It is very lively. I order a 1/2 bout of Champagne, 6 escagot, and lobster. All fabulous. Sitting next to me is a young couple from Australia. We chat quite a bit. At one point I look up and notice the resto is completely packed to the gills, standing room only. What did I miss, free champagne or something? I ask the waiter what is going on. He says Johnny Holliday is in the building. I think I spot him but I'm not sure. He has quite the entourage for realz. I ask the Australian couple if they are here for the Fete de la Musique, but they don't even know what it is.

I leave about 3 am. Walking back by the Louvre two young guys are speaking loudly in English about a drug deal gone bad. I mind my own business of course, head back to the hotel and crash.

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