Deux jours à Paris

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Notre Dame
I had originally scheduled a 24-hour layover in Paris, in order to see one of my good friends who lives over there.  We hadn't seen each other since I was last in Paris and had to leave so suddenly, two years ago ("Extremely Brief Jaunt to New York and Paris" blog - I was with her the night I got the call that my grandfather had passed away).  Steph was at work when I first got into town, so I amused myself for a few hours by wandering around the city on my own, visiting my old haunts.  I never feel as at home as I do in Paris, and two years of being away was far too long!

Steph and I finally met up at her flat, and spent some tme catching up over bread, wine and cheese.  We then set off to the banks of the Seine, where we sat for a while chatting and reminiscing before finally ending up at Cafe Oz, an Australian bar where Steph's friend bartends.


Unfortunately, the next morning I missed my flight to Amman.  The Air France people told me I would either have to buy a completely new ticket, including my return trip home, without getting reimbursed for my original flight, or just wait until the same time the next day to leave.  Even though I needed to be in Amman that night, I chose to wait around and therefore was able to get a second day in Paris!

That day was fairly low-key - lunch near Place d'Italie with Steph and her friend, then an evening out on the Champs Elysées.  I made sure I got to bed early, so as not to miss my second flight!  Luckily, I got bumped up to first class, which was lovely!
bashmentbabe says:
ah dont you just love it when things like that happen :)
Posted on: Jan 28, 2009
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
St. Michel
St. Michel
St. Michel
St. Michel
Looking back toward Notre Dame fro…
Looking back toward Notre Dame fr…
Berthillon - best ice cream ever =)
Berthillon - best ice cream ever =)
La Seine
La Seine
La Conciergerie et la Seine
La Conciergerie et la Seine
Cars on the Pont Neuf
Cars on the Pont Neuf
Pont Neuf
Pont Neuf
Entrance to the Louvre from le Pon…
Entrance to the Louvre from le Po…
La Seine
La Seine
Pont Neuf
Pont Neuf
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Looking toward Ile de la Cité fr…
La Pyramide, au Louvre
La Pyramide, au Louvre
Entrance to the Tuileries
Entrance to the Tuileries
La Pyramide
La Pyramide
Jeanne dArc (Joan of Arc), on the…
Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), on th…
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
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Place de la Concorde - Hôtel Cri…
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde
Steph and me, enjoying our bottle …
Steph and me, enjoying our bottle…
Arc de Triomphe - note the dual Fr…
Arc de Triomphe - note the dual F…
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