Gary told me that we were going to eat at “Melbourne Peking Duck” for dinner in Bangsar. Well that sounded unconventional, you know, Peking duck being from Beijing and not from Melbourne. It turned out that it was the chef that was from Melbourne and not the duck. The duck was fantastic! Continue reading
Itinerary covers main attractions in Paris – the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur, Catacombs, Pantheon, Chateau de Versailles, Centre Pompidou, Musee D’Orsay and Les Invalides. In Provence/ Southern France – Arles, Nimes, Orange, Pont Du Gard, the Camargue, Gordes, Roussillon, Menerbes, Lourmarin, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and Aix En Provence.
Luckily, we found ourselves an airport shuttle – Navette Aeroport on the way back home from Paris. The two of us had a total of 6 luggage and it would have been too tiring to haul them around, going up and down stair cases, changing stations at the metro system!
Navette-Aeroport provides shared shuttle service to the airport. Depending on when and which part of Paris you are leaving from, it should take around 40 minutes to 1 hour to get to the airport (or more during peak hours).
Our flight was on a Sunday, so there wasn’t too much traffic so we calculated our time for 40 minutes to reach the airport. We were the first couple to be picked up and we didn’t take into consideration that a few people were picked up along the way so by the time we reached the airport, it was 1.5 hours before our flight departure. It was extremely tight for us to do the VAT tax refund, queue up at the ticket counter, go through security and customs. But we made it on time, went through everything and even had about 10 minutes to shop at duty-free before boarding! So you might want to plan for extra time to get to the airport if you are using the shared shuttle.
The cost was amazingly reasonable – 20 euros for the two of us. If you ask the hotel to call, they usually will take a commission and it ends up more than 20 euros. The receptionist at Hotel Du Nord called for us and didn’t take any commission (thanks!).