Moulin Rouge – Can Can

Long before watching Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge I have been fascinated with it. The dancing, the naughtiness of the whole dance.  I fell in love with Satine  and as I watched it one Saturday morning in a very empty cinema I cried for what might have been.   My daughter gave … Continue reading Moulin Rouge – Can Can

How to spend a few hours in Paris!

As in our previous post our tour of the city was cut short due to a failed terrorist plot on the Eiffel Tower the day before.  So our planned tour was cancelled as they had shut all tours down for 48 hours.  So we were dropped off at the Jardin Des Tuileries.  This was my … Continue reading How to spend a few hours in Paris!

Paris – Tour of the City

Our coach tour was to start at 8.30 so we went down to breakfast around 7am. So much food on offer, cooked breakfast, breads, fruits.  No reason to starve that's for sure. After breakfast we all assembled in the foyer of the hotel to have a head count done.  Do not want anyone to miss … Continue reading Paris – Tour of the City

Bonjour, Bonsoir, Salut, Au revoir!

One very important word of advice when visiting France.  Always greet them with Bonjour or Bon soir depending on what time of the day it is.  Even if they greet you in English always reply in French.  We were advised this by our Cruise Director, and we learnt first hand what happens if you don't. … Continue reading Bonjour, Bonsoir, Salut, Au revoir!

5 star or were we spoilt on the ship?

As Paula said in the comments on the previous post we had trouble getting into our room.  We tried several times, eventually going back down to the concierge to get assistance. The batteries in the  lock had to be replaced.   We laughed that one off as that can happen to anyone anywhere. Then our bags … Continue reading 5 star or were we spoilt on the ship?

Paris – The art of getting lost!

Our hotel the L'Hotel du Collectionneur is in the 8th Arrondissement and a short 10- 15 walk to the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs Elysées. We 3 Sisters and Richard went off to have a look at these famous landmarks and to find somewhere to eat. As it was August not many … Continue reading Paris – The art of getting lost!