Saying goodbye is never easy when we leave for a long trip.
But arriving at our house swap destination after 34 long hours travelling and being welcomed by Solange and Chantal was just so wonderful.
Weather is colder than expected and missing the sunny climate from home.
Off exploring Le Louvre on Sunday with thousands of other locals and tourists alike as it was the first Sunday of the month when free admission is offered to all.
We took a trip to Fontainbleau to visit one of the French Royal palaces inhabited by the monarchy till the French revolution. Napoleon Bonaparte followed by his son and grandson lived there after the revolution.
Shopped for smaller lighter sleeping bags and warmer clothing for the upcoming Camino we start from Le Puy-en-Velay in a few days time. We now are kitted out as budding Camino pilgrims for whatever the climate throws at us – freezing cold, rain or snow!!!!
Mastered the art of travelling on the RER and Metro and buses so ventured confidently into Paris to the Musee D’Orsay impressionist and post impressionist gallery. What a feast of famous paintings we saw.
What a feast we enjoyed at the very grand Le Restaurant at the Musee D’Orsay. We know it’s a hard life but someone’s got to do it!!