Paris
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We caught the Eurostar train to Paris from London. Premier Business Class I think it was called. Great fun and very quiet. Plenty to eat and drink. Even the cakes were like soccer balls in honour of the World Cup in Paris.

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One of the greatest icons of our time. And yes, it's inspirational. We went early in the morning and beat all the tourists.

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Our hotel in Paris, Le Burgundy, was one of the most beautiful I'd seen. Huge rooms with wonderful service in every department. We had an enormous balcony with a gorgeous garden.

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The bedroom which had a hallway leading to the front door and the bathroom. Wonderfully fitted.

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Treats and wine, every day.

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Even the fabrics were worth photographing. Yes, I loved it.

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Leading to the restaurant. Perfect meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Did I mention that my favourite flower is the Peony Rose? The foyer and restaurant had dozens of them, every day. Heaven.

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The Paris Opera House. Home of the Phantom of the Opera.

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Spectacular and ornate. I was so glad we saw it.

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Up early and over to the Eiffel Tower. We took the lift and went to the top. What a great view.

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Another icon, The Arc De Triomphe. Imposing in its enormity. You must go to the top.

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Great views of all of Paris. Even the Eiffel Tower gets a look in.

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Just wandering along next to the Seine river, I found a beautiful 'vertical' garden.

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The Palace of Versaille. Words can't describe the grandeur and opulance.

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The ballroom. Incredible chandeliers and furnishings.

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The gardens. I loved them. So much work.

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I also loved my new French shoes. I think I bought 7 pairs of shoes on that trip.

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Near the Arc De Triomphe was the Swaroski Crystal shop. Believe it or not the staircase was made of crystals! I just HAD to ask for my photo on the stairs.