Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Prague Beyond the "Usual"
  2. 2 Trip Report Family holidays in Italy
  3. 3 Car rental scams at Frankfurt airport
  4. 4 http://www.crevalorsite.com/xplosive-vital-reviews/
  5. 5 5 Days in Dublin
  6. 6 Capri, Pompeii, Amalfi in 3 days with Naples as base...
  7. 7 Is Bullfighting still going-on in Spain in October?
  8. 8 How to Work Mastique Age-Defying ?
  9. 9 Trimplex Elite Makes You Young Looking and slim Once again!
  10. 10 tablet
  11. 11 Scooter hire in Sorrento/Amalfi...
  12. 12 TRAVEL COMPANION WANTED
  13. 13 Mennagio to Switzerland - 3 days....
  14. 14 Orange or other Spain SIM card available in Barcelona Airport?
  15. 15 Barcelona completely overrated
  16. 16 Schengen Entry Ban ,can travel Romania?
  17. 17 Prague old town
  18. 18 Rome Airport Question!
  19. 19 Train from London to Leeds and from York to London
  20. 20 Thanksgiving Trip from Land
  21. 21 26 days in Italy
  22. 22 Trip Report Greenland from the Air trip report, photo gallery
  23. 23 Car rental between countries
  24. 24 Holland Itinerary
  25. 25 Train Ticket Help
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Reporting from Paris May 12-25

Jump to last reply

This will be an ongoing report of our trip.
Trip # 9 for my husband and myself.
Thanks for all the help.
Monday may 12
Arrived after a smooth flight,our friend Lucien was there to meet us and take us to our apartment I the 18th.
Patrick was there to meet us,give us the keys,explain a few things.The apartment is on the top floor(7th) with a great view of Sacre Coeur.
Off we go to explore the neighborhood.We like to stay in different areas each time
We were in search of some basics,water,yogurt,coffee,etc
Then we came back,unpacked a little,and decided to go for a walk.
We had a few metro tickets from last year so we hopped on and headed towards Notre Dame.Lots of people out on a glorious Sunday,stopped by the Fete du pain,then continued walking to the isle St Louis.
We picked some croissants and a sandwich and headed back.
Shower,then to sleep.

Tuesday May 13
Today we loaded up our metro pass for the week,then we headed to the Saint Lazare train station.
Since we are going to Bayeaux next Sunday,we wanted to know where to catch our train.
Had our tickets ordered online,but the ticket office printed them out for us.
Since we had no majors plans ,we decided to take the train out to the Grand Arch - la defense.
I had never been out to this side ,it was bait breezy,but nice for a walk.
We walked down ,lots of beautiful flowers in bloom,lots of office people out for thei breaks.
We decided to walk to the Arc.
We did stop for a little dinner at a small cafe.
Bill had a salad with smoked salmon,I had the confit de canard.
WE continued on our walk.down the Champs.
We stopped in the Monoprix to get some cheese,wine,etc.
there were a few young men in there,wrapped in a Paris cape,cheering loudly to one another.
I guess Paris won some soccer game.
As we proceeded down I noticed several police vans lined up , and a lot of police around,much more than usual.Several cars had young men hanging out of their windows waving their team flag.
We were on the side where Sephora is,when we heard a lot of yelling across the street. several hundred young men were in front of a building ( not sure what is across the street)
All of a sudden,they started running in our direction,cars continued to race by ,cheering,wavy flags.
We picked up our pace and headed down toward Concorde.
More police everywhere,like they were anticipating trouble.I just wanted to get out of there.
We hopped on the metro and headed home.
The view of Sacre Couer at night,lit up,was comforting.
Shower and a bed...

36 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement