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And so, we were off to Paris.
We had been through enough over the past two years to make the city of light even more necessary.
We booked this trip in the darkest days of 2018. Some of those were black days, indeed.

Planning a trip a year in advance allows time for research, finding interesting details, reading, making special reservations...

Yes. So, we were scheduled to fly to Paris, non-stop, from Dallas, the evening of December 6, 2019.
Bags are packed. Passports are ready. The cruise ship will sail from Saint Germain-En-Laye. We have our boarding passes.
But - wait for it - at the very last moment --- the largest public strike in France in 30 years was announced for the morning of December 5, 2019. (With that terrible Twitter handle: #5Dec)

And so, - what to do? We left early, of course, after scrambling for hotel rooms and transfers and extra days off work.
Let's just go on December 3 and stay longer in the City of Lights.
After all - the strike means extra days in Paris! How hard could THAT be? ...

Oui! Next stop, 14 Rue Neuve Saint-Pierre (in the heart of Le Marais and the 4th arrondissement)
- yes, in Paris:

Paris photo album begins here:

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