Le Palais de la Decouverte

We didn’t get around to telling you about our trip into Paris to go to Le Palais de la Decouverte which roughly translates to ‘the Palace of Discovery’.  It is the Paris Science Museum.  We went because Dinosaurs had come to visit.  When we got there there was a huge queue so we went to a nearby cafe and had some lunch.

Just a word about Hot Dogs in French cafes.  They can be enormous and they are served in baguettes and sometime they are covered in cheese and then put under a grill until the cheese has melted.  Euan doesn’t like them like that, he doesn’t like the melted cheese.  So if you want a hot dog in a hot dog roll then don’t ask for one in a French Cafe!  Sometimes the cheesey ones are on the menu described as Hot Dog Gratinee.  Those are the ones that Euan avoids.  So Euan ate some after picking off the cheese then everyone else, except Dad of course, got to eat some more and I wrapped some up for later!

After our nice lunch – thank you Uncle Mike – we went back to the museum and went off to hunt for dinosaurs.  There was stuff about space (we will have to go back as we didn’t have time to see the planetarium which sounded fun) and we got to see a tiny piece of moon rock given to France by the Americans after the successful trip to the moon.  We used pulleys to pick mum up, we saw ourselves filmed by heat sensitive cameras and we found some dinosaurs.

We waked back to Euan’s favourite station along the Champs Elysee which was all still lit up with the Xmas lights and the big wheel was all lit up too.  It was very pretty.  Here are some pictures…..

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