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’Gay Paree’ yesterday

Aaah, 'gay Paree': the banks of the Seine, Montmatre, la Louvre, le Arc de Triomphe and les tuilerries, and capital city of the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys - not to mention favourite holiday destination of the German Army.

Home to some of the rudest people on the planet. Also home to some hot babes who don't seem to shower that often although to be fair it was a very warm spell and the water did seem a bit lacking [Thames Water involved here as well?]

Greatest building is a temporary construction made out of Meccano that looks like Blackpool tower. Built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889, it was intended only to stand for 20 years... but you know what the French are like for delays!

On the fall of France (1940), the lift cables were cut to ensure that Hitler had to walk to the top. French can't win wars but they are experts in the art of pissing people off. In any case, Hitler didn't bother and made some kraut squaddie take a flag to the top.

Just half an hour or so away from Waterloo station via the Euro Tunnel. Now there's irony in there somewhere.