The thing I remember most about this trip to Paris is the Métro
; we thrashed it. We were down into either Nation or Picpus (we stayed in the Lux Hôtel Picpus
) every day, without fail, and our destinations were many and various. CS very rapidly reached the boring stage of being able to tell me which stations are on which line ! Métro trains vary -- you have the usual ones with your standard metal wheels, and you now have newer ones doing the classier lines; these run on *rubber tyres* ! True !
A friend of ours from the UK joined us in Paris; she hadn't been there for a very, very long time, which made us travel guides. :-)
On Friday we trotted her off to the Musée d'Orsay
, our favourite culture spot. On Saturday, we took her shopping; later we went Eiffel Tower-hunting, and found it ! That afternoon we took a boat trip down the Seine. On Sunday we visited the Bois de Vincennes
(by métro, of course !), and it was the one perfect day of the six, weather-wise.
We'd gone there to see an animal display -- domestic animals only, for we three are all great fans of these. (It turned out to be quite dispiriting to a cat-lover to see cats in cages on display; I shall never go to another cat show.) As we arrived at the Show's gates, at the end of a very long walk