Day 2. Paris. Sunday 18 Sept.

Took a taxi in from the airport. The taxi driver was less than amiable but the traffic was ‘fluide’ which proved for a speedy trip into our apartment. Our apartment located on the Rue Rambuteau overlooks the Georges Pompidou Centre. Stunning french doors looking out onto the Centre square. La Tour Eiffel can be seen from our terrace and its an iconic reminder of where we are. Our apartment is stunning. High quality finishes, everything you need all with 2 bathrooms. A must for a family of 4!! Our stomachs are yearning for a French fix so we visit the little store at the bottom of the apartment. Crepes and baguettes are a welcomed fix. We head down to check out the Rue Montorgueil. There is a food market on and the produce is outstanding [check post on Rue Montorgueil for further info + photos]. The aim of today is to beat the jet lag and keep busy and awake. We head back to the apartment for a pit stop. Across the road from our apartment is a velib station. There are 20,000 bikes for public use available across Paris. After a few awkward moment trying to get one, a friendly French gent helped us out. We all got a bike and headed down to ride along the Seine River. On Sundays the roads and tunnels are closed to enable people to get outdoors and exercise in safety. There are rollerbladers, kids on scooters, skateboards and cyclists. A beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Dinner was just down the road at a cafe called Chez Marcel. Basic food. Mark and I had the Entrecote Bernaise, Caitlin had the lasagne and Ryan had the smoked salmon. Simple but tasty. Our comfy beds beckon and we made it. We didn’t sleep and we will now rest our weary heads in preparation for a wonderful day tomorrow. I am in Paris and living my dream.


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