That evening we didn’t have time to go up the tower so we opted for the next best thing to do in Paris – have a Parisian meal in a Parisian café, inclusive of French wine and…………SNAILS of course!
We all dug in (except perhaps the one with the most French name – who shall remain nameless!) and enjoyed the taste but not so much the texture. We wound up near the Statue of Liberty for some photos and drinks before parting again.
The next morning the three of us went straight up the tower before wandering down to the Arc de Triomphe, following the Champs Elysee towards the Louvre Museum and then back across the Seine towards our Hotel.
From there it was load up, head to the station and back on an overnight train, bound for Vienna via Munich. An easy event, despite our 4 berth cabin being converted to a 6 berth due to a neighbouring carriages electric failure. What was amazingly courteous of our German steward was that he gave us the option of whether we took additional passengers into the cabin – it seemed the only right thing to do as they were otherwise to be left stranded in Paris or in the aisles of the train, yet Julia noticed several other cabins remained virtually empty for the journey! We got a nice German guy with his Mum, separated from the rest of their family on a return trip from Euro-Disney. Our experience all the richer for being courteous and with a re-newed interest in maybe visiting one of the Disney worlds in the USA…..