We departed London on the Eurostar to pass through the 'chunnel' and on to Paris. What
a Luxurious trip. Wine with a wonderful luncheon, and a hot towel to freshen up afterward, then relax and enjoy the french countryside.
This is a snippet of the view from our BACK bedroom window. We stayed at the Madison Hotel , #143 on Saint Germain - right across from the lovely St Germain Des-Pres church. The Madison is a boutique hotel and 'tres french'. The location was perfect. Our Jr. suite was yellow and blue and simply lovely (even had 2 1/2 bathrooms!!)
Oh La La - I LOVE Paris! It was clean and bright and dazzling and full of Fabulous-ness every where we looked. And the people we met were so friendly!!! Only three short days to try to see it All? We did our best, taking the open air bus tour and walking miles and miles each day - eating (ah the macarons) , shopping, snapping pictures and wishing we had more time. So much more to do!!!! (next time!)
We spent quite a bit of time around Notre Dame Cathedral. At one point we stopped and sat on a bench under some trees and sketched UNTIL a pigeon made a depost on the head of my friend - she would not let me take that picture - but I did start this sketch on site and took a pix to finish later. What a glorious structure from every angle , I will go on the tour some day.
While in Paris the News was Marcel Marceau died in Paris - this sketch was from the Newspaper article.
Ahhh the 'Tour de Eiffel' - so romantic, so statuesque so Awesome. Our tour bus circled the monument and I took many pictures. The next day in our travels we walked from our hotel to the tower, under, around and everything but UP the tower (long , long lines) some day though --- I did sketch this view as we awaited the bus back toward our hotel.
Our hotel room on the top 8th floor gave us a distant view of the tower, amazing as it twinkles every hour at night- and look at my picture at sunset (from our room)
More Paris sketches to finish and post. My friend and I were pleasantly surprised to Love Paris so much and will soon plan our next extended visit to France. More to come.