Go Cadel

Trip Start Jul 10, 2011
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Trip End Aug 07, 2011


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Where I stayed
Paris - Hotel Madeleine Haussman

Flag of France  , Rhône-Alpes,
Saturday, July 23, 2011

Up at sparrows this morning, we have got to do a spring clean of the joint we are staying in otherwise we part with 50 Euros as a penalty. When you book accomodation via a 3rd party website like Hotels.com you sometimes discover little things not mentioned in the website blurb. Well this joint had a few "little things"...such as, towels were extra, bedsheets and pillow cases were extra. That lot of extras cost 28 Euros!!!

So we had booked in our inspection at 8:20.......how's that, booking an inspection before you can checkout. Right on the dot Pierre fronted to do the inspection and that prompted an arguement as "Dirty Pierre"  tried to stick me for some damage to one of the cupboard handles which was already broken when we arrived.

We won't stay in this "Lodges de Pierres" again, because Pierre is..........just dirty.

Weather this morning is a shocker, wet, cold and extremely low cloud. Given we are at 1800m you have to expect the air will be cool. We were very lucky yesterday with such a beautiful day for the Tour stage

Pretty uneventful drive down to Grenoble to catch the TGV to Paris at  12pm. Dad has been looking forward to this TGV trip. 300kmh on a train is impressive. Paris is 3hrs away, just in time to get to our hotel and see the last few riders complete today's time trial around Grenoble.

We made it in good time to see Cadel kick some Luxembourg ass...and some Spanish ass too!!

Tomorrow on the Champs Elysees will be magnificent.

PS. Not many photos today, photographer's day off.
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Allan on

Salut Stuart et Papa... Le résultat fantastique dans le Tour de la France .. a beaucoup apprécié votre repartie et peintures.. Peter et moi sommes allés aujourd'hui, dimanche.. Pete est venu légèrement au chagrin sur un pont de bois et a attaché sa roue .. à bientôt.. Allan

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c895868 on

Thanks Allan, too bad about Peter on the bridge. What happened? Is he ok?

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