The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

  1. I love travelling to Paris by train. It’s such a straightforward journey .We catch the train to St Pancras, then straight on to Eurostar. I love watching the change in the scenery as we travel along.
  2. I love the Paris Metro system. It’s so efficient and easy to understand.
  3. I love the Parisians. They’re so elegant. They even walk differently to us!
    Notre Dame beside the Seine

    Notre Dame beside the Seine

  4. I love Notre Dame. What a beautiful old building, with the Seine flowing past it.
  5. I love the Eiffel Tower. It’s unique, and visible from most places in the City.
    Sacre Coeur

    Sacre Coeur

  6. I love the Sacre Coeur, perched at the top of the flight of steps. I always walk up them (slowly!) then I explore the artistic area on the other side, walking down the easy way through the old streets.
    Artists in the streets behind the Scare Coeur

    Artists in the streets behind the Scare Coeur

  7. I love the Brasseries with delicious coffee, beers, and a huge, varied selection of meals at low prices.
    Glass pyramid at the Louvre

    Glass pyramid at the Louvre

  8. I love the Louvre with its huge glass pyramid in the middle. I’ve never managed to walk all round it to see all the exhibits as it’s so big.
    L'Arc du Triomphe at the end of Le champs Elysee

    L’Arc du Triomphe at the end of Le champs Elysee

  9. I love the Champs Elysee with the pavement cafes and the Arc de Triomphe at the end. You seem to walk along for ages and it never gets any nearer!
    Window display at Lafayette

    Window display at Lafayette

  10. I love the small shops and the huge stores. Their window displays and the displays inside are so imaginative! Lafayette’s Christmas decorations are world-famous, and rightly so. How on earth do they get that massive Christmas tree in there?!!
    Inside Lafayette

    Inside Lafayette

The whole world has been disgusted and horrified by the atrocities that have happened in Paris this year. But don’t let it put you off visiting this lovely city for a short break or a weekend. It’s a big place and there’s a lot to see. And with the extra security everywhere, it’s probably safer than ever!

There are many other interesting places to visit in France. Do read Annick And Frederic’s Meanderings on Thursdays for ideas of what to see, or Bob Lyons, after his monthly trips there.

Security at the Louvre

Security at the Louvre

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.