Saturday, 19 April 2014

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One of the things that was on Rob's "Must Do" list in Paris was to have a Royale With Cheese from McDonalds. Based solely on the conversation between John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson in the movie Pulp Fiction. We had some time up our sleeves due to the cancellation of the Opera Garnier tour, so off to Maccas we went.  Definitely an experience, very different to our Maccas! To order, you go up to a touchscreen and place your order.  Thankfully they had English as an option to choose.  It took us a while though, as all the names are different and the machine timed out a few times while we were deciding, so we had to start all over again! Then you wait for your number to be called to collect your food.  The restaurant itself was very similar to ours.

Our next stop was the Arc de Triomphe again.  We caught the Hop On Hop Off bus back around to it so we could see the sights along the way.

It was all back to normal after being closed for a Memorial Ceremony the first time we went.  In hindsight I'm glad we couldn't climb it on the first day, as I'm not sure that my legs would have coped with climbing the spiral staircase to the top after a full day walking around Paris!  They do have lifts, but they are solely for those unable to use the stairs.


Some of the pictures we took from the top.  I was quite amazed to find that the inside of the top of the arc isn't solid - there's a display, a gift shop, and most amazing to me - public toilets!  Not at all what I expected, but very convenient!  We had to laugh at the warning signs on the top of the Arc.  We got most of them - no food/drink, no smoking, no tripods, no mobile phones - but we could not work out what the man in the underpants meant.  No nudity?  Why you'd feel the need to strip off at the top of the Arc was beyond me!

Have a great Easter weekend, hopefully it includes some crafting time!

Bye for now,


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