Saturday June 30, 2007
Bonjour, mon amis! Fancy a day in France?
A bunch of very sleepy adventurers got woken early this morning, ate a quick breakfast in the ship’s ‘Raffles’ restaurant, then walked the gangplank and climbed onto a big luxury coach for a two-and-a-half hour drive from the French port le Havre to Paris.
You can’t just ‘visit’ this romantic city – it demands to be seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelt. And, while we didn’t have time today to do it all, we sure gave it our best shot.
The Arc de Triomphe (symbol of French pride) … Champs Elysees (Paris’ grand boulevard, with elegant stores, restaurants and theatres) … the Eiffel Tower (dominating the city skyline) … the Louvre (for artists and their art) … and the Seine (with its historic attractions, stroll-able banks and countless bridges) – we saw them in all their glory!
TOMORROW: Magical, old, scarred, soothing, picturesque Amsterdam (Holland). Don’t miss it …
Yours bloggedly – JOHN