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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bonjour Paris

Paris is a city made for walking!  There are both Grand Boulevards and narrow streets that were once cart paths, 
each equally enchanting to stroll.
With 2 extra days to visit Paris, we headed from home base of Versailles, by train into the heart of Paris, arriving at the Gare St Lazare.  That is the perfect starting point.
With my niece Victoria
Upon arrival, it stated raining, so walked quickly over to the department store 'Galleries Lafayette', which is an architectural wonder!  The main building has a colourful dome, 
which attracts many visitors.

Even better is the view from the rooptop!
As you can see, rain was in order for the day!

With umbrellas in hand, we headed to the Jardin du Palais Royale.
  Its canopy of trees must have shaded many royal courtiers


I just loved the juxtaposition of the old and  new with this 'water art'
Still looking for cover from the rain, we found this lovely little passage that had charming boutiques, with many tempting bottles!
Time for a lunch break... We found a lovely little cafe called 'La Bombe' near the Bourse.  The first clue that this is a place where the locals eat and not meant for tourists, is that the menu is all in french, and very limited.
Open faced ham and tomato

Steak tartare

Lovely Aunt Shirley
The clouds started dissipating, which allowed more outdoor visiting.
 Time to head back to the train, but not before admiring the very creative shop windows!

It isn't always about TIME....
.....but someone thought it was!

Another day in Paris tomorrow....... 

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