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So after yesterday's late night, we came down for breakfast on the third day in Paris. I was cured of my nutella cravings after this breakfast... I always wondered how it would be to have more nutella than necessary and I scooped in a few spoonfuls to eat with that walnuts.raisins.cranberries mixture, the first few spoons were heavenly... after that I was ready to swear off nutella for life. Anyway, this was breakfast on the last day at the hotel, we had to vacate by 11am and we had a couple of hours to spare.  We walked to a supermarket nearby to pick up a few things... a reflective car showroom window  on the way called for a selfie. So we go back to the hotel, vacate, and we're back on the road for a three hour drive to Apremont-sur-Allier, one of the most beautiful villages in France. France has a list of beautiful villages and this village lies on the drive back to Geneva, so we decide to spend a night here just relaxing.
We reach Apremont-sur-Allier and the village is t…

Paris day 2

Our second day in Paris and we know it is going to be a packed one, like yesterday. We had breakfast at the hotel then walked to the closest metro station, Marie de Montrogue, which is about ten minutes from the ibis hotel and booked a day pass for 7.50 euros per head, which is the cheapest (and the easiest) way of transport in Paris. You can hop on and off the metro any number of times with that ticket stub, we travelled by metro the whole day and it was pretty good. We struggled a bit with figuring out the metro map initially, but after a few minutes we got our metro groove back. I remember back in 2013, I was really fascinated by the extremely efficient metro system in Paris. I loved reading the metro map, figuring out the connections and deciding where to get off... it was the same this time. Somehow riding the metro gives you an undefinable high, it is the thrill of locating the right place, the thrill of people watching, the thrill of how you never have to wait for more than a m…