I just finished uploading all the pictures of Nice. In a few days I should have all the pictures of Paris uploaded.

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We got up really early to get ready and ride the Metro to the airport. The apartment owners, Claude and Claudie met with us to square things away. I think I could have stayed longer, but I was also glad to go home. Paris is a wonderful place. I really liked the people and most…

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Lunch on Friday was a three star restaurant, even fancier than Tuesday’s lunch. The interior of the place seemed to be classic French with painted ceilings and high windows with thick curtains. When we sat down I put my purse on the floor and an attendant brought over a purse stool – heaven forbid it…

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Thursday we got up early and went to Musée du Louvre. Like Notre Dame, there were some pieces I had learned about in art history that I was dying to see, the statue of Nike being one of them. It wasn’t in very good shape (no where near as good as the picture I linked…

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Another day to take it easy; we spent the afternoon shopping. Steve was only interested in dress shirts. After walking around for a while we went into a nook with stores and what did we stumble on? A store filled just with dress shirts! The guy in the shop was very friendly and didn’t speak…

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Orion made lunch reservations at a two star restaurant. In France the rating goes from zero to three – if you’re listed at all then you’re hot shit and it goes up from there. So hopefully you can imagine how nice and classy a two star is. I do believe it’s the fanciest place I’ve…

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We decided to spend the day walking around again and ended up going straight towards Notre Dame. There was a huge line wrapping around to the side of the building, but we were happy to discover that it was for the towers. We went inside to check it out along with a lot of other…

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I was very bummed waking up to the sound of rain Sunday morning. Luckily we brought umbrellas with us, so it wasn’t a complete show stopper, but we took the day very slowly. Steve and Orion went out to the farmers market to buy ingredients for dinner and when they came back said I HAD…

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We got up early and headed to the train station for a long ride to Paris. I was excited that I’d actually be awake this time, able to see the various landscapes of France. But I was quite wrong. The moment that train started moving I was snoozing. The ride was about 5.5 hours and…

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