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Paris - Eiffel Tower

Traditional sightseeing

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Sleeping in seems to be a hit with our crowd (although maybe not with Dean), so we head out a little before noon towards the Eiffel Tower and Rue Cler. The plan was to shop the market for picnic items and enjoy them on the lawn outside of the tower. Rue Cler is a very short street but packed with shops and options for fresh produce, prepared food, cheeses, wine, etc. But we our group separates due to impatience and my own misguided stubbornness (and lack of direction), so we meet up in time to go inside. Perhaps we didn't prepare well enough - but Rishaun didn't mind eating chicken this way...

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Unfortunately, the security is changed and painfully slow - but Phil and Kate and have nice bottle of wine to share while waiting in line (although we probably had time for 2 or 3 bottles). Once inside, it was not crowded (as everyone was late for their planned times). The Eiffel is really an amazing experience...

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We went over to the Rodin Museum, which is a very nice museum, mostly sculptures of course, with a very nice outdoor area. Unfortunately, there was a private event in some of the garden, so we didn't get to see it all.

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We headed to the Le Marais area to find a place for dinner - our 1st choice of course required reservations, but we found a nice place nonetheless with very good traditional french cuisine.

All in all, a pretty great first day in Paris - looking forward to much more...

Posted by M6-Greg 00:24 Archived in France

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