Deep freeze in Paris…

26Nov10

But we are making the most of it:.mass and vespers in Notre Dame which is 100 metres from our hotel, Musee d’Orsay, Conciergerie (Marie Antoinette’s prison), good food, tired feet, dinner with friends from Venice who live here. Lunch at Ma Bourgogne (cod risotto, tarte tartin), lots of walking, no shopping, two hats left behind in two restaurants.

Our hotel is the Hotel Dieu, which is a major hospital here on the Ile de la Cite. The top floor of the hospital has been converted to a hotel (B&B style) and costs about 100 euro per night. Notre Dame is visible from our window and is a 4 minute walk…Below is the altar at Notre Dame…

Below is the entrance area of our “Hotel Dieu”…note the stretchers. Although, given my recent medical “issues”, there is a certain comfort being housed in a hospital, even if not the neurology unit.

Not typical lobby furnishings...

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