Paris - December 19th

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Written by
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IMG 3442After a long and restful night’s sleep, we awoke feeling pretty much in sync with local Paris time. We had a delicious breakfast (included in our room rate) and set off by taxi to meet Karen from Sight Seekers Delight for our Jewish Tour of the Marais. As always, Karen was funny, informative and the perfect person to guide us through our Jewish adventure. After the tour we visited the Holocaust Museum and then walked to Notre Dame to witness the scaffolding and reconstruction of this incredible church that was so devastated by fire. Nearby is the Louvre and we just went outside so our granddaughter could see it prior to our visit tomorrow.

We tried to go to Angelina’s ( known for their fabulous hot chocolate but the line was a block long). When we checked later on their website, the earliest available reservation was January 10. So if you really want to go there, book it in advance of your departure.
The Christmas Market is right by Angelina’s but on a Sunday and with COVID-19/ Delta/Omricon , the huge crowds convinced us ,even being boostered , that maybe we should just witness it from afar even though a health pass was required to enter.

We continued walking back to our hotel via Rue de Rivoli and Place de La Concorde . At Le Bristol, we were too late for high tea but still could enjoy their delicious hot chocolate..don’t know how it compares to Angelina’s but we thought it was pretty terrific. And today we only walked more than 13000 steps!