Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Need help with Ligurian/CT itinerary
  2. 2 Ballet Bolshoi
  3. 3 Le Marche, Italy
  4. 4 1 week in Cornwall, England
  5. 5 Getting from Gare de L'Est to Gare de Lyon
  6. 6 London, guided tours vs "do it oursleves"
  7. 7 Itinerary Help - 5 weeks Spain and Portugal Cities
  8. 8 Travel Pass Suggestion
  9. 9 Trip Report Trip Report: Edinburgh, York, Cornwall and Highclere
  10. 10 Scenic full day drive from Bacharach & return?
  11. 11 Trip Report Scotland: Bluebells and Gorse, Castles and Stones, and NO Rain!
  12. 12 Plane or train between Copenhagen and Stockholm
  13. 13 Parisian hotel lobby goes on the attack
  14. 14 itinerary help for 14 days on Sicily
  15. 15 Switzerland Itinerary - cheese making?
  16. 16 Monti in Rome, your thoughts please
  17. 17 Itinerary set for my grand Basque adventure
  18. 18 Trains France/Switzerland
  19. 19 fear of driving in rome!
  20. 20 Italy trains question
  21. 21 ATM skimmer - good example of a traveler finding one in Vienna
  22. 22 Best/Most Scenic Route to Annecy, France from Amsterdam
  23. 23 Where to stay in Italy for a month in Oct/Nov
  24. 24 Will July 23 Become England's Independence Day?
  25. 25 Need help identifying something in Barcelona
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report I went to Paris in June

Jump to last reply

And I had no plans. Other than my hotel booked about a month prior. I wish I could have stayed for two weeks, but due to terrible spending habits I was only there for one week. The weather was perfect. I arrived on a Weds, booked econ plus seat, didn't sleep at all as usual. I watched a few movies which I can't remember. This was my 14th trip since 1999.

Day 1
Arrived on time, skipped baggage claim as usual, went to the taxi line. There might have been two people ahead of me. Traffic was hideous. Cost about 60 euros. As I'm paying the driver I glance sideways and see two smiling faces awaiting my arrival. Yeah they remember me! It's been two years since last trip. It's nice to be remembered.

Yeah my room is ready! Always nice. Courtyard view so I can sleep. And that I did for about six hours. No shame. I like to sleep. I wake up and need coffee. I go to Relais Odeon. Then I need food, and I want to walk so I go to a café in the Palais Royale. It's right next to Le Grand Vefour.

Dinner is a croque madame, fries, and green salad. With Chablis. Ah Le Grand Vefour. I was last there in 2007 I think it was. What to do, what to do. Decision time, should I or shouldn't I? Ok that's it, I will have lunch at Le Grand Vefour but that means no shopping at LV. Or Chanel. Food wins this round. I walk in wearing my jeans, oh the horror, and make lunch reservations for Monday. I slip out quickly hoping that the diners weren't horrified by my attire.

Feeling satisfied that my Monday lunch will be fabulous, I go in search of a celebratory wine. Every trip I like to try at least one café I've never been to before. I think it was called Café Colette, near the Louvre end of the Palais Royale. I order more Chablis, or maybe it was Sancerre.

Time to walk again, it is dark now. I enjoy the Louvre (outside obvi) the Pyramid has a lovely red light art installation inside it. Interesting. I go to Café de Flore. All of the outside tables are full. Rats. Turning around, I go to Café le Buci for Sancerre and ice cream.

I still want to go to the Flore. So I try again, and this time I score a prime table. I order a Kir Royale. And then a Pommery Rose. And then I made a new friend.

38 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement