Mulhouse Travel Blog› entry 6 of 83 › view all entries
June 1st, 2007 – by: Horus380
I got up early and went to Mulhouse
in the east of France, I went here
for 2reasons. The first being the 2
different aircraft to get me there
and back, my first Embraer E190 and
Fokker 70 flights. The really cool
thing about Mulhouse is that its
neighboring town basil is actually
in Switzerland. When you land there
are signs that point left for france
and right for Switzerland and each
has their own security checkpoint.
I liked the fact that I could go back and forth in each side, and took lots
of film to show the differences. The airport itself is completely on french
soil, but when you exit on the Swiss side the only road heading out heads
When I landed at cdg I needed to get he main train back to Paris, there
was another bomb scare but in another terminal so the train did work today.
The problem this time however is that
all the bloody ticket machines were
down and I needed to line up in a
massive queue for the 3 people serving
ticket lines. Not been impressed with
the 3 times I have used airport train.
When I came back into the city I
decided to go to the Notre-Dame and
climb up to the top completing my view
from the 4 main viewing buildings.
This took ages so by the time I got
out I only had 30 mins to get to the
Eiffel tower for my segway tour. For
those of you out there that don’t know what a segway is, it is a 2 wheeled
platform with a large handle bar. It moves depending on where you lean.
Took 5 minutes to get used to but after that I was zipping around all over
the place. I got to see all the main sights and had a guide explaining
everything on the way. The tour took 4 hours and i think its great value for
money.I really enjoyed this tour and I am seriously considering going on
another segway tour in another city like say Rome for instance.
Jake (segway guide) showed me a couple of extra places not known to tourists
to getinto places like the lourve without waiting in a queue.
I have enjoyed my whole time in Paris!
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