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Sacre Coer Basilica at night

first night in Paris

Just off the plane ......young people...no staying power.


At last, picked up the kids from the airport, successfully negotiated the traffic through Paris to our apartment in the Montmartre district, just a stones throw from the Sacre Coeur Basilica (http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/us/index.html). Its promising to be really cold tonight, light snow falling and its only 4pm.

The apartment is just wonderful. An olde worlde style building decorated in a modern style. Its situated in a quiet street of Monmartre, and with walking distance of a variety of shops, markets, bakeries, and restaurants. As well, the Metro is just around the corner so we have easy access to the rest of Paris.

As you can see from the pictures, Jake and Sam didn't last much beyond 5pm - young people today, no staying power!!! On our first night in Athens, Julie and I tramped all over the city, too excited to sleep, we just wanted to get out there to start experiencing the whole thing. Couldn't even tempt the boys to get up to see the snow falling!!!

Tomorrow we start on a Parisian exploration - the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, etc etc. Promises to be a great nine days.



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