......a train journey which we will remember always
We said goodbye to Zurich today and caught our fast train to Paris. It was a relaxing trip and the four hours gave us all a chance to rest and read up on the impending arrival into Gare de Lyon in Paris. We all enjoyed looking out the window, especially at the French villages we went past, although blinking caused us to miss many sites as the train was going so fast.
Our journey to the flat was uncomplicated as we decided to get a taxi with all our bags, 10 minutes and only 8€ later we arrived at 44 Rue Oberkampf. Hidden behind large wooden doors was the outdoor entrance foyer into the courtyard which led us to the internal staircase up to our second floor apartment (Dave doing very well with the large, heavy suitcases). The apartment is just lovely and has 2 bedrooms ones of which is a little girls room full of amazing and creative toys which Ethan was very excited about. Overlooking the busy street, it feels very Parisian. We enjoyed a slow and leisurely wander around the streets and arrived 10 minutes later at the Marche aux Enfants Rouges - Paris' oldest covered market. Oh, my what a treat this was, a little bit of an issue shopping hungry, but we managed to restrain ourselves whilst still indulging in some fresh produce such as cheese, bread, chicken, cakes and a range of fruits and vegetables. Ethan is now tucked up in bed, our roast chicken resting in the oven and we are enjoying a glass of red listening the sounds of the street below. We wonder what this noisy, crazy and exciting city will have in store for us tomorrow.........