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Green fields in France.  London to Paris under the Straights of Dover took about two & half hours “rail time”.

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We got off at a super busy Paris train station and get hammered by lots of beggers and pick pockets. It’s the unofficial welcoming committee. Paris and London are the first cities where you can not get near the trains without a valid ticket to open the “wig-wam ” single file cattle gates.
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Walk and check into the Perfect Hotel & Hostel. Get a room on the 6th floor. There are stairs and an elivator that fits 1.7859 persons per trip. Really, it says that 4 people ( or Rex & Ariel barely fit with backpacks on.)

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We have a common toilet for the floor and two showers on the next lower floor. But the better showers are 3 floors below us. There a lot of young adults & student travelers in our hotel. Alleged breakfast is included. This is coffee or tea. A chocolate cressent roll, a cut of bagette, and jam.

We walked around found an open air bar with a woman singer playing the piano or thr guitar. She sung well in French and English.
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See Google image search for “Paris Catacombs” to see what has to offer.
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We took the Paris Metro trains all the way south to see the underground burial ground known as the “Paris Catacombs” on Sunday. The Catacombs are a little known series of underground tunnel that contain hunbreds ot thousands of very old skeletons that have been “re-decorateg” into neet big piles and made into a unigue type of cave wall, “wall paper”. I do not recomend the decorative wall “treatment” for every wall in your home. On Sunday the guard said the museum was closed because of “Bas-steal” Day. This is the french independence day were lots of stores and government offices are closed. Also there is a military parade in the morning. Then we came back the next day (Monday) on the train and a new guard told us it was again closed now because it was Monday. Other people came up and experienced the same lies and indifferennce, without apology. The first guard lied to us, why shoul we believe the second smucke. He also said we could came back ” tomorrow” again. Like hell. Rex told he could stick it in his “Moulin Rouge”, trying to see it twice in person was enough for our dis-liking.

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We decided to take a scenic 5 mile walk accross Paris from the Catacombs to the Eifell Tower. It was a great walk with most all shops closed either Basteal day of for Sunday. We saw lots of neet French cultural stuff.
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We made it on foot to the Eifell Tower that was build by a bridge builder in 1889.
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We made it there early enough so as to catch up with our “Beat the Line-Eifell Tower Tour”. Soon we had to meet our tour guide at the South Leg of the tower. Without a beat the line tour, some people wait in line 2 to 4 hours, just to get in the tower, without advance reservations reservations (like ours).

( To be continued in part 2 )


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