With time to muster, distribute tickets, and partake of a little livener the departure lounge was far less hassle than any airport. The Euro coach had nice comfy chairs, larger than airline seats to settle into. Very soon the train was whizzing through Kent, under the QEII Bridge and through the tunnel.
Arriving at Gare du Nord, the group set off for their hotel. It was only a short walk to the luxurious Hotel Amiot which was just across the street from the Gare de L’Est station.
It was nice and cool by the river, going across the Pont Neuf bridge and walking along to the flower market (by this time closed). After recrossing the Seine at the Notre Dame bridge back up Rue du St Martin, passing the Pompidou centre. Eventually the group arrived back at the hotel, and opted for a not so 'swift one' in the Piano Bar opposite, where there was merry banter while a man tickles the ivories of a small and tinny baby grand which was almost in the front window.
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