We arrive in Paris!!! I can't believe we are on the other side of the world. It is 8.30am when we arrive at the stunning Pavillon de la Reine on the Place des Vosges, la Marais. Our room is not ready so we are offered a stunning breakfast... We are here at last! We go out walking while we wait for our room, along the Rue de Rivoli, down to the Seine and back. It is about 8 deg and very windy. We are freezing and stop for a chocolat chaud and a beer for Pod. We marvel at the architecture and the cute cafe's everywhere. We find Cafe Benjamin!
Back to the hotel at 12 and our room will not be ready till 1.30. Already so freezing we head back out into the cold to Ma Bourgogne, a cafe close by recommended for lunch. We have a snug table and food traditionale and beau coup vin rouge, we sit and watch the Parisiennes out for sat lunch.
Back to the hotel and finally in our lovely, warm room, 32 hours after we left home! I lay on the bed while we wait for our luggage, and am out like a light for about 5 hours. I stir around 7ish and Pod suggests we go out for dinner. Ok, I say, then promptly nod off again to wake around midnight!!! Pod entertained himself by going out for a walk and a few beers to explore the area.