We returned to our hotel and were able to check in. What a delightful place! Stay here when in Paris!!!! A small boutique hotel it has everything you need. Our room has a Juliet balcony and another step out balcony. Furnished with a king size bed and lovely linens it also has a full bath with tub, shower, heated towel rack and big, fluffy towels. To add to the goodness it also has a small kitchen compete with sink, fridge, dishwasher, dishes, flatware, pots, pans, cook top with a pull out vent fan, microwave and ...... a washer/dryer! Yippee!!!!! We had discussed doing laundry since we hadn't done any since we left home and our clothes were ripe (stinky, dusty, gross). I really didn't want to spend hours searching for a laundromat and trying to figure out how to get our clothes clean. So, when we saw the machine, oh my, we were delighted!
We immediately got a load of clothes on to wash and then settled in for the evening. We were bushed and didn't feel like going out. A nice quiet evening, two loads of laundry and a good night sleep was in order. A snack of bread, cheese and salami along with a couple of cocktails was just what was needed. We watched a movie and then fell fast asleep.
Up early the next morning we were ready to begin our exploration of Paris. We went to the Big Bus center and hopped on the Red Line for a tour that took us all over the center of Paris. It is a hop on/hop off bus but we decided to ride the entire route and get our bearings. When the Red Line route was completed, we then caught a Blue Line bus that went up to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. We hopped off at the Hard Rock Cafe where we went in for a drink and to purchase some pins (I'm a collector of Hard Rock pins!). It was a delightful stop for us.
That pretty much ends our first day in Paris. We returned to our lovely hotel, had dinner in our room and called it a night. We set the alarm so tomorrow we can get up at a reasonable hour and get out for more exploration.
Stay tuned for more adventures in Paris!