From Calais to Paris – December 1978 (Part-II)

At Calais, we caught another train for the short journey to Paris. Our companions in the compartment were a young lady and two young men escorting her, a trio returning from a shopping trip to London. London has always been cheaper than Europe, so many Continentals shop regularly across the Channel. Usually, the French do […]
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Art, Architecture, Ambience – Paris Overwhelms

Our hostel was about seven minutes’ walk from the Metro station. We checked in, had a shower and left for my most dreamt-of destination – the Louvre Museum. Located in a grand, old building, an original part of which was a palace for the French kings, the museum has grown so much over the centuries […]
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The Last Day in Paris

Next day we walked around the Right Bank and then crossed to the old bookshops on the Left Bank. We went to the Montmartre near the Church of Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart), got our caricatures done by roadside artists and visited cafes at the Champs Elysees. It was our last day in Paris and it […]
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