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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

In which Trish faces her fears and we realise the Weather Forecasts for Paris are rubbish!!

Now you can't go to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower and you really MUST go to the top. Alas Trish has been before got to the second level and went straight down.

Anyway various people have given her sterling support on Facebook (cough cough) to do it this time!

The forecasts for the weekend were not good and when we poked our heads out of the hotel it was dry so off we headed.....



The Hotel des Invalides (we will be back).






Here it is Trish now stop b*gg*r*ng about taking pictures of House Sparrows






To be fair she got up with no problems this time. And the flipping weather was poor!




Proof....





A little nervous.....









We get down and guess what the sun comes out!!








A fashion shoot was taking place..





And so we head off up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe


No Trish!!





The Arc








We had lunch on the Champs Elysees. Omelette and a glass of Wine for me ... well you have to






The Grand and Petit Palais


























And so we head to the Hotel des Invalides.

Les Invalides was built by Louis XIV in the 1670's for old or invalid soldiers. Today Louis' chapel of Les Invalides church houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte (they were placed there in 1861). Les Invalides has a garden, museum and the church. It's a beautiful place.























The church.








And so back to the hotel.

We asked for recommendations for dinner and one of the recommendation, La Petite Chaise, was in my Michelin guide so we went there. I had promised Trish a glass of champagne at the top of the Eiffel if she made it alas the champagne room was closed so we had a glass with our meal.

La Petite Chaise was excellent good food and service (attentive without being intrusive). And for Paris good value. Recommended.

3 comments:

Tricia said...

thanks for getting me there, Pete :)

Ragged Robin said...

I think Tricia did brilliantly! You wouldn't have go me past the first level - LOL!! The views look stunning though. Les Invalides looks beautiful - love the ceilings.

Tricia said...

Looking at the Eiffel pics again, the first one is probably the best one that either of us took. It really shows up the distance.