Monday, September 19, 2011

Paris L Open Tour to Cely en Biere

First decision of the day was to stay put and try and obtain another 2nights at the Mercuri Terminus Nord at de Denain. With this made we headed up the street for breakfast.

We returned to the hotel and then walked across the road to catch the, L Open Tour Bus. We caught the yellow bus first and then that took us past some of the out areas before changing to the green bus which took us to more popular tourist spots of Eifel Tower, Notre Dame, Musee d' Orsay, Louve. Of course we stopped for lunch and had a delightful lunch just down from Musee d' Orsay, before walking around the beautiful building and it's contents of fine, silver, porcelain, paintings etc.

At 4 we made our way back to Hotel as my cousin Wendy was kidnapping me for 24hrs and taking me to her home at 5.00

Quick change and down to the front to greet Wendy and travel back to her home of Cely en Biere. Nothing prepared me for the beauty of the area. Yes I have seen photos but one cannot imagine the beautiful village - I had visions of the house being on say a farm like property, down a long drive but here we are through the automatic gates to paradise in the middle of a village and the golf course virtually along the road.

I was met so warmly by Jacques, Beattie and they made me so welcome.
Genia had cooked this magnificent 4 course meal with all the trimmings on her day off just for me - my only regret was that I was not able to converse with her as she only speaks French and I only speak English to thank her for a wonderful meal I did use the hands I hope to convey my thanks.

We retired early so we could be up early to visit other villages close by the next day.

Some of the views around Paris

Wendy, Jacques and Beatrice at dinner.

Genia delivering our beautiful sweets to the table .

Watch this space for the rest of my time with the Masi's

Location:Boulevard de Denain,Paris,France

1 comment:

  1. Supremely jealous, Jeanette!!! Sounds like you're having a fabulous time. Loretta.