Sunday, May 5, 2013

Paris Adventure Coming to an End

Well, it had to come to an end eventually. With only a couple of days left we took advantage of the nice weather and strolled around our neighborhood.

We are in the student quarter with a high school (Lycee Henry IV) and the Sorbonne nearby. We had stayed in a hotel in the Place de la Sorbonne when we arrived in Paris in the 70's so it was fitting to have lunch at cafe La Sorbonne before heading home.

After  lunch, I decided to avail myself of one of the unique services on the streets of Paris...free massages. For a donation to the French Association of Relaxation, one could get a pretty good 10 minute massage. We had previously seen this group at the Place de la Contrescarpe so I said, "I've got to give this a try." It was terrific and pretty thorough for a 10 minute massage.


After the massage, we crossed the Blvd St Michel and walked up to the Luxembourg Gardens. This a beautiful park not far from Place St Michel and our apartment.

On a nice sunny day, it is crowded with families and tourists getting a bit of air and culture


The Medici Pool


A view of the Pantheon in the distance beyond Blvd St Michel.


All the little gardens were in full bloom.


The Palais de Luxembourg was the German Headquarters during WWII. It is now a French government building.

You can see the Eiffel Tower off in the distance and the palais on the right.


This is a great spot to just relax and people watch.

One final Post to come....if I have time at the Dublin airport. Just started boarding. Be back on later.

1 comment:

  1. French Association of Relaxation giving free massages? Hmm... Now that's an idea that we Americans could use!
    Safe travels
    Sarah

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