Thursday, February 12, 2015


Day 3

Tuesday we traded the sunshine of Madrid for the excitement of Paris.  The transformation was delivered via a very nice (is that actually possible anymore?) Air France flight from Madrid to Charles De Gaulle. OK color me cynical but I am sort of taken aback when I get on a bargain priced short haul flight and find legroom, exceptionally courteous staff, a painfully easy check in and a tasty and free sandwich in economy.

Upon landing in Paris we boarded a Roissybus for a direct trip to the Opera (about 2 blocks from the Marriott Ambassador Opera hotel where I've cashed in a zillion frequent flier points).

After a bit of unpacking, a trip to the executive lounge for snacks (with a free rooftop view thrown in of the Eiffel Tower in full sparkle mode), there was time for a leisurely evening walk through the Galleries Lafayette Department store and around the Garnier Opera to finish the day.

And, initial impressions....Parisians are still skinnier than us, they are still meticulously dressed and they still smoke like fools.....

The Magic of Paris*

It is Soldes (Sale) Time Till February 11
At Paris' Department Stores*

Window Shopping is Pretty Amazing*

The Garner - Home of The Phantom!

Tomorrows post a full (foot numbing) day at the Louvre!

Roadboy's Travels © 2015

(*Thanks to Scott for the Photos)

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