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Published: October 11th 2005
Me in Paris
In front of the Eifel Tower on a beautiful July afternoon...perfect!
In 2002 I went to Oberaudorf, in Bavaria. I was working on Faculty with a music program and at the end of our time we had a little less than a week off. My friend Daniel and I decided to rent a car and drive to Paris. It was a great idea and I spent some of the best times of my life, up to that point, during this trip.
It was about an 8 hour drive from Oberaudorf and that was okay since we had good CD's to listen too. The surprising thing was the cost of the tolls on the way there. Some were okay, but some were as expensive as 16 Euros...if I remember correctly. It was late July and the weather was hot but pretty awesome.
We arrived in Paris late on our first evening and we checked into our hotel, we then ran down to the street , we were in the 6th district, a two minute walk from the Basilic Notre Dame
We were pretty hungry and could smell the wonderful food coming from the little crêpes counters, so we got a couple of them. I had one with Camembert cheese and
This hotel is situated in St Germain des Prés which is the heart of Old Paris, a district also known as the Latin Quartier. Hotel Eugénie is litteraly a few steps away from Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre and Orsay museums.
When we walked in at 11:00 pm, the clerk was very friendly to us. We climbed up some narrow stares and we were in our little room. It wasn't huge. It had two beds and a television and a private bathroom...that was about it. We went to sleep, after finishing our bottle of Merlot bought for 4 Euros, and slept very comfortably. What I remember is waking up in the morning and opening the french window and absorbing the sounds of the early morning workers, and restaurant owners. They looked up at me and would wave and say goodmorning. I could smell a mixture of the city and fresh bread baking in the restaurants. It was an awesome moment in the morning at the window.
Hotel Eugénie has been entirely renovated and has 28 rooms with bath or shower , with sattelite -TV, mini-bar, direct telephone and an electronic safe. It is very affordable and it is so close to many sites as well as a very short distance from the "Métro". It was a very nice place to stay, small but comfortable.
Where is it located?
31, rue Saint-André-des-Arts
75006 Paris - France
some ham, it was awesome. As we wanted to get some wine to go with them, we rushed to a store, it was about to close, so we grabbed a cheap bottle of Merlot, for about 4 Euros. We thought it was going to taste awful...yeah right, it was awesome! *Sigh*
Only in Paris.....
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