Paris, its eternal, the more you visit ,the more you like it !!!

So bear with me, going over my very old posts and updating, revising, new text with webpages just a great pastime nowdays to do. And speaking of Paris of course is worth it all the time. Hope you enjoy my new black and white posts as the pictures are in the individual monument post.

And of course, from the title if you happenned to have lived in Versailles and worked there in Paris for almost 10 years, now coming back is sublime. For now I will be a tourist and as I always said, the best way to see a city is from the eyes of those who had visited and lived in it 1-2!.

For the first time in many years, many that I don’t remember, I took the train to Paris on a personal trip!. In the past it has been my car or a rental. I took the TGV from Auray to Montparnasse ,very nice fast and on time; then metro to our hotel behind the Galeries Lafayette. As this trip was beginning to be like a tourist trip, well it continues once arriving at the hotel. It was under renovation no problem, breakfast was not available ,no problem, then ,they switch the key first night and while we were asleep , another couple was just going into our room !! ,panic, we yell, and they step out laughing , call reception, oh yes we notice, sorry, and that was it. Well, its invasion of privacy and we file with the tourist office and the police. There you go our tourist hotel experience in Paris. The hotel was the Antin-Trinite at 74 ave de Provence.  I did notice from the webpage it has been renovated nicely with Max Jacobs input!

Once that was taken care of , we set out to enjoy Paris, and what a joy it always is!! Paris is eternal!!

We step on our sneakers and went out walking and bus/metro rides as needed. Of course, we did walked around the tour Eiffel walking that is, no need to climb ,been there done that last climb was in 2005!.  We visited the marvelous jardin des Tuileries, yes this is worth it, and went into my old churches such as Madeleine, Trinité, Notre Dame des Champs, Augustin, and Saint Roch.

We went by the Opéra Garnier, and the Louvre, and of course the deparment stores Au Printemps and Galeries Lafayette; we shop at rue Tronchet, my old walking plank. and visit my old working places,to say Hi to old collegues! great! now call the Westin  Paris Vendôme.  And the Intercontinental Le Grand Hotel ,both as many were under my accounting supervision. It was nice to still be recognised by collegues still there after 7 years ;it was nice, yes!!.  Oh dear, I had the Café de la Paix under as well! Sublime Paris!!

We saw the Seine and the batobus, great ride , and the many stores we used to go and shop as locals like Salavin, on Tronchet (this since closed). And the restos we went by just to see ,have  a coffee like at Cafe Montparnasse and drink/ snacks at Indiana Cafe .

And of course eat at my fav La Gare in the 16éme ; delicious porto rouge apero, and kir blanc, 2 menus plaisirs at 21€ with fish and potatoes,a glass of Jurançon moelloux and Chablis with coffee for 35 euros per person.

Then of course , there is the endless street walks by quaint neighborhood, we took sometimes the metro, line 12 and 6 , and once the bus no 95 from gare Saint Lazare to gare Montparnasse, great ride, and the walk I insist the walks are sublime.  Oh see the wonderful village outside the gare St Lazare just wonderful we got some macarons there oops! and of course my wonderful passage du havre out from the station into the famous Haussmann and the stores, lol  FNAC is was a must, ,,,, and many more now, just lovely so is the station completely renovated with lots of stores inside, too. This was my entry into Paris from Versailles so lots of memories here and my daily fire on train rides!

You won’t even feel tired at the end , we didn’t;  all worth it.  I would do it again, tomorrow lol! Paris is for good reason, the most beautiful city in the world!!! A mouvable feast of greater proportions, hope the politicians keep it that way.

Hope you like these black and white entries, anyway I think the ride, the trip, the presence is important too. Again for pictures see my many posts on Paris and their individual entries with pics! Enjoy reading about sublime Paris!

And remember, happy travels,good health,and many cheers to all!!!

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4 Comments to “Paris, its eternal, the more you visit ,the more you like it !!!”

  1. Je suis totalement en accord

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  2. Your post brings back fond memories. My husband and I walk for miles when in Paris and arrive home without having gained weight despite the delicious food.

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