ooh la la... P A R I S !

It was great to see so many friends and family while I was in Rhode Island for such a short time.

I spent a good part of the week with my sister Kathy, a separate post!

Left Boston for London and now off to Paris via Eurostar! The Eurostar train leaves from St. Pancreas Station, London which is a short walk from where I am staying. The Eurostar train travels thru the chunnel (channel + tunnell) gets you to Paris in 2 hours! Easier and cheaper than the airport! I have not been to Paris since I was a kid, backpacking Europe in 1982! (where you even born?)

Friends recommended to stay at Hotel du Petit Moulin, and I will recommend to you! The building in which the hotel is set was originally Paris’ first bakery; this is where Victor Hugo would come to buy his baguette!Today, the original shop frontage remains, reminding guests of its former past as a Boulangerie, protected under French Heritage.

Amazing little boutique hotel. VERY ARTSY! One of the craziest designed rooms I have seen in some time - one wall a full mural of red carnations, black and white polk-a- dot carpet , painted furniture with crazy upholstery fabrics, candy bowl with endless chocolates and a great breakfast included!

Walking around today realizing what a great city I am in! Looked up to see the Eiffel Tour and of course had to walk over to check it out. I was as interested in the African guys selling Eiffel Towers statues on giant wire rings as I was of the Eiffel Tower!

Off to see La Boheme tonight at the Opera National de Paris. It is set on a spaceship!

#Paris #Boulangerie


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