So, the whistle stop tour begins. Monday, Paris - just an hour but long enough to get the feel of the place and sit outside the Gare de l'Est in the sunshine (everywhere I sat smelled like a men's urinal but never mind, it was still Paris!)
Then on to Nancy. All the photos are taken at night as the work days were very long. No time pour fair le shopping as the shops shut at 7 but I managed to take a good stroll each evening just to stretch my legs (and try and combat the vast amount of bread I ate each day!)
|See the name? C'est moi? Clearly not, they must be confused!|
|This type of building screams France to me - I love it!|
|St Sebastian Church|
|My kind of shop - wine upstairs and good food downstairs - my colleague and I enjoyed a much needed and well deserved glass of Palmer Brut Cuvee Rubis champers with our dinner|
Plas Stanislas - very opulent and stunning, especially at night. Lots of couples walking hand in hand, friends meeting, embracing and enjoying an exorbitantly priced glass of wine no doubt.
Some of the famous glass work of the region. L'Ecole de Nancy - a famous Art Nouveau movement from the area. The pics are not great as they are through glass at night.
A fine example of the movement in the Excelsior restaurant - sunglasses needed inside as it is dazzling - mirrors, glass, marble, gilt - you name it, this place has it (plus a huge amount of oysters).
Well, my dears, I have run out of space to upload photos so will post about my whirlwind 30 hour stop in London later on. I have to tell you I was in ecstasy when I got to Loop!!!!
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