Nous Sommes Arrivés à Paris

We arrived without a hitch and had a wonderful flight on the Air France Airbus A380 – what a machine!  We boarded the plane via several ramps that led us directly into Business Class which was the overhead portion of the plane.  It took off like a rocket ship without a sound – it was truly amazing.  And the seats were incredible!  We were able to recline totally flat so that we were able to sleep fairly well.  Here’s a small preview of our dinner meal:

 

 

Lobster salad with a mango chutney in center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken fricassee                                                                                        Beef Tornadoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the real silverware!!!

 

Here’s a picture of our little neighbor on board who was a champ throughout the flight and never sounded a peep:

 

We arrived on time and took a taxi to our hotel – it took a long time because of the traffic. The hotel, Hyatt Madeleine, is new and very comfortable – are we really in Paris???  Everyone is helpful and speaks English.  There was a problem tonight with the drapes that we never noticed and they left a very nice bottle of champagne for us – mon dieu!

We had to have a couple of beers at the Cafe de la Paix – it’s a tradition for us and a landmark in Paris.  It looks upon the old Opera Garnier so I couldn’t resist this wonderful view of the opera house with the cafe logo in the forefront:

 

 

After resting a bit, we had a very nice dinner at the Royal Madeleine bistro – very authentic French and not touristy at all.

 

Bienvenue en France and what a wonderful welcome it was….. this is just the first day so stay tuned!

 

 

 

5 Responses

  1. Adrienne

    You are off to a good start! And you’ve eaten so much already.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

  2. Emil and Raya

    We can’t wait to hear more about the rocket you flew on across the Atlantic! Love the photo you took Marc of the opera house w/ the logo on the window. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to on Thursday!

    June 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  3. monique

    Marc en Rich ik zie dat jullie goed aangekomen zijnen al da lekker eten
    mooie foto van uw kleine buur op het vliegtuig

    ik zou wel willen meereizen haha

    ik volg u blog hoor
    chique hotel in parijs kheb het geien op de pc
    verder nog een heel leuke reis

    June 28, 2012 at 3:58 am

  4. Bill & Penny

    ell, other than being very jealous Penny & I hope you’re having a good time. The kid had a very nice little bed, probably as good or better than you did.

    June 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  5. Leona moreels

    like what i see so far the food looks real good love mom

    June 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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