We left St Pancreas station about midday on the Eurostar. It wasn’t long before we were in the channel tunnel where the speed was a mere 160. After exiting the tunnel the driver put his foot down and we almost reached the 300km/h barrier but fell 2 km short. Still the fastest we have travelled on land.
We got off at Gar de Nord and checked into our hotel, The rooms are quite small in central Paris but comfortable. It was cool and misty rain but we managed to have a look around as we were close to the river Seine. The following day was cool and temp about 4 as we started our trip to the Palace at Versailles. Upon arrival it started to gently snow.
We got back to the hotel and went to the plac de Republic and saw the tributes around the monument to the recent terrorist activities in Paris.
The following day dawned cool but sunny, a perfect day for a walk. We first went to the Eifel Tower and took the elevators to the top for a magnificent 360 degree around Paris from about 300 metres.
We walked back along the Seine and stopped off at Notre Dame, where we went inside and it sure is a rather large structure, once again full of Japanese.