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The Sacré Cœur de Montmartre
The overnight journey was fine - we managed to sleep better this time around - possibly because I discovered that the noise level in the compartment is much reduced if you shut the cupboard doors around the sink - the waste vents straight out onto the track below.  In the morning the Chef du Train brought us croissants, the now-familiar orange, lemon and carrot drink and a surprisingly decent cappucino, so by the time we rolled back into Bercy we were feeling almost human again.

The Metro and RER took us swiftly back to Gare du Nord where we found a complicated but efficient left luggage system and deposited our cases and sundry stuff for the princely sum of €9.50 and went for a coffee.  Consulting the rather poor map (I had left the proper one locked in a suitcase) we found our way to the Sacré Coeur de Montmartre and avoiding the hawkers admired the views across Paris.

A little way from the Sacré Coeur itself we found a nice restaurant and (finally) managed the lunch in Paris which Sharon had missed the previous week.

The remainder of the journey home was uneventful and by 17:45 on Saturday we were wading through the mail and thinking about setting the washine machine going.  All we have to do now is figure out where we're going next.  Originally we'd thought of France, then the Amalfi coast, and now we're thinking about self catering in Nerja - so who knows ?  Watch this space to find out.
bronbiles says:
Lovely. Looking forward to the next adventure. xx
Posted on: Jul 27, 2009
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The Sacré Cœur de Montmartre
The Sacré Cœur de Montmartre
Paris
photo by: Sweetski