We have recovered, though getting our sleeping adjusted after coming home was harder than it was going over. Our flight going and coming was comfortable with motorized reclining seats. Paris was beautiful, some days overcast, but only a few sprinkles of rain. Our hotel was perfect. We visited Versailles, The Louvre, Notre Dame (twice), Monmarte (with a return trip for the Moulin Rouge show), Rodin's Garden and Museum, Musee D'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower (had lunch there), the Cluny Museum, Bon Marche and Luxembourg Gardens. The staff at the Victoria Palace recommended wonderful places to eat, especially C'est Mon Plaisir, a little bistro on Montparnasse. We became good friends with the bartender at the hotel, who concocted some delicious drinks sans alcohol.
Our guide to Normandy, Olivier Criquet was wonderful. He was terrifically informative about the whole area. Normandy and Hotel, Chateux Cheneviere were breathtakingly beautiful. When we arrived at the chateau, they were waiting for us, saying you had contacted them to be sure that we were treated well. And we were! All the staff were friendly. Our meal at the chateau was eleven courses and fabulous. We visited Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery before going there, and the next day saw lots of quaint countryside and climbed to the top of Mont St. Michel. We only regretted that our stay in that area was so short. Giverny was a riot of color.
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