We slept well last night...the first time back in A/C. The room is typically Paris small and is in a 16th century building, but is very well designed, quiet and comfortable. We opt out of the hotel breakfast and go to the little pastry shop right across the street...and that term is used loosely. The streets on the Isle Saint Louis are more like alleys.
Fortified, we head to the closest Metro. The first stop is SHOPPING at Galleries Lafayette, a huge shopping complex. Carolyn wants some French table linens and the sweet lady at the hotel front desk said that would be our best bet...look in the fine linen department.
After a little problem getting our tickets...the machine won’t take our US credit card...no pin...same problem we have had at the gas stations. We get our tickets and are off on the subway.
The things on the list as possible activities, besides shopping, for today were a stop at the Louvre, a boat ride, visit the Conciergerie and Saint Chapelle or going over to the art market at Sacre Coeur. Since our shopping took us near the Louvre, Sacre Coeur is out and we head back to the Louvre on the subway. We have never even made it into to the main plaza in front of the museum. It is really interesting, but the line snakes around and around so we pass on a visit.
We continue our walk along the river bank and Carolyn finds something for Ben’s new niece...hope Amanda likes it.
Back at the hotel we work on the blog and Dick does some things on the computer. Carolyn checks out a couple of the cute shops we saw last night.
and go for another nice dinner. Tomorrow we take the Channel Train to London. Little dowe know what a nightmare that will be!!!!