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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.

DAY 1
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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