DATE: Tuesday 1 August, 1995

PLACE: Paris


Carousel, Castle and Cobblestones

REMARKS: The Chateau is shut today! much to our disgust. We settle for a stroll around the outside.

The drive into Paris is on the autoroute, which is today busy, and but brief. We then have to find our way about - very difficult, even when we've bought a map! We have a pension in prospect, but finding it takes some doing. We're then not impressed with the attitude of the woman in charge.

The 'Let's go...' book turns up another. Up a lot of rickety steps but we take it, as it has a private corridor we can lock and close off so our two rooms effectively are interconnected and private. The Hotel is only about 10 minutes walk from the entrance to the Louvre, and one block from Les Halles.

Next: return the car. Again a challenge, but the manager helps identify the location of the depot. Driving is the final challenge: through the Place de la Concorde, aIong the Champs Elysees, around the Arc de Triomphe. I manage by closely following other cars and going when and where they go.

We find the depot, return the car (and they return us the tape which has been stuck in the recorder) and call us a cab.

We dine at one of chain of 'Hippo' restaurants opposite Les Halles.







The Louvre

Les Halles

Place de la Concorde

Arc de Triomphe

All the photos in one place!


The Louvre

Hippo restaurants

Site officiel de la Ville Fontainebleau

Maps & Aerial Photos

Our thanks to all & sundry