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  • Day5

    A day exploring Paris

    August 10, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After a great nights sleep we got ready to go off exploring for the day. We had a Hop on Hop off bus ticket so we made our way to the bus stop, after coffee of course and a croissant or two! Stopped at the Sacre Coeur and walked up the steps to a magnificent building and view. Who needs to go up the Eiffel Tower??

    Back on the bus and past the Opera House, The Louvre and the magnificent grounds. Then we hopped off the bus and started the walk up the Champs Élysées. We wanted to go to a museum or gallery but lesson learnt you need to pre book your tickets. We did come across the Petite Palace where there was an exhibition. Entry was free and there was not a line or a crowd. Hidden treasure. Then walked across the bridge over the Seine and stopped on the banks for a quick lunch of a delicious pizza and a glass of wine.

    We then continued our walk up to the Arc de Triomphe and then we caught a train on the metro and made our way back to the hotel, totally worn out.

    A short nap and now we are off to dinner and the late night show at Moulin Rouge.
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  • Day16

    Weitere Bilder aus Paris

    July 28 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Die Stadt Paris hat uns im Ganzen super gut gefallen. Fast alle Häuser sehen super schön und historisch aus, es gibt kaum hässliche Flecken und überall sieht man etwas schönes.
    Hier noch ein paar Eindrücke.Read more

  • Day2

    Hop on hop off bus Paris

    September 22, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    After a typical french lunch on the side of the street the second half of the hop on hop off bus trip was more informative and we managed to stay awake long enough to see all the attractions and get a good idea where everything was before getting back to the hotel to get some much needed R&R before LaReine and Francios arrived.

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  • Day11

    Paris, take me away!

    May 30, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Another beautiful day in lovely Paris! Saw a few more sights today including the arc de Triomphe and a few other French buildings. Ate DELICIOUS food with great company. So far France has been a lot of fun! So glad our new friend Ingrid has been so hospitable and kind and taken us everywhere. Jehovah's people are so amazing. Loving to see that international brotherhood in the works!Read more

  • Day4

    Pont Alexandre III, Paris

    September 2, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    On our way to the Arc de Triomphe we crossed the Pont Alexandre III, the Alexandre III bridge. This bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city and it certainly is. I don't know if you can call bridges beautiful but that word describes this bridge perfectly.

    The bridge is decorated with exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, and was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892.

    We also got some pretty great views of the Eiffel Tower from here and of course I had to take a few more photos of the famous Paris icon.
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  • Day4

    Champs-Elysees, Paris

    September 2, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We continued our "stroll" up the Champs-Elysees, admiring the beautiful Parisian homes, amazing storefronts and even come across a shop just for me - DS World - Debi Shaw World. Even better was the fact there were some seats along the way to sit and rest our weary feet, and admire the surroundings, of course.

    The highlight of our walk up the Champs-Elysees was the Dior shop that looked like it had been shrink wrapped in a bright graffiti pattern. It definitely stood out in contrast to the traditional Parisian buildings.
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  • Day23

    A wonder wander

    July 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    There's no better day in Paris that cruising some memories - love this city.

    We're not at breakfast until after 10am, partly because I'm out of Cologne, we've just made an excuse to visit Chanel up the Rue at number 31. But no perfume, just handbags and glad rags in here :( They've purchased all the way back to the corner of Rue Saint-Honore and already have the remodelling underway, we're certain that means a return trip will see a bigger home for Gabrielle. I managed to snap a photo of Gab out the front of the Notre Dame de l'Assumption with the new Chanel and a Twizy in the background - what an omen!

    We wiggle our way through Madeline to the park and up to Champs-Elysee. Staring right up at the Arc Gab bets me not once, but 4 times, that the world is back to front. Somehow this gift to directions is completely back to front, I'm offering her the $5k bag she's in love with from Chanel against just two wishes for me, she not only doubles down on her certainty, but two more than that she repeats her bet - I have 8 wishes in the bank :) We cross in front of the US Consulate on Ave Gabriel when I try to snap my trio dead in front of the street sign, the smiling guard must have been trained at Disney - she directs me to an alternate sign of the Ave without the US Consulate in the background, I wouldn't be that polite with that sort of hardware in my hands.

    We quickly scope Adidas, but the Disney store is their real target, there isn't any new exciting combination of Disney & Paris worth owning so I'm across the road to sit over some Biere and fromage while the shoppers do their damage. They eventually follow me into the Cafe for a round of brunch before we cross back to the L'Occitane / Herme cafe. Between rounds of chemists, H&M and the tourist shop we're here for another hour before we hop an Uber to Jardins de Luxembourg.

    Bliss! There is nothing better than scoring a recliner on the pond, a few bieres whilst fiddy man pushes a boat around the pond - love it. There's a storm threatening so we head back into Saint Germain in search of some old failures. I have a list of places I can never pull a table at, des Deux Magots and l'avant Comptoir de la mer. Tonight we're in luck, normally a queue around the corner and picky family palette keeps us away from l'avant comptoir de la mer, but tonight we're here just in time for the oysters to start getting shucked, we sneak a table at the back and I have a ball ordering tapas seafood to die for. Gab & Fid love the noodle friend prawns, the yuzu oysters and the un-touched ones are delicious but the deviled eggs with crab are my favourite - Bux digs on the heaping lump of beurre on the counter and big slab they cut her off to accompany her slabs of sourdough - she's still a committed any seafood princess, wouldn't even touch the delicious little pork sausages because they came from the same kitchen. Five year quest completed!

    The Bux held it together through my seafood tapas odyssey so we're off to Galleries Lafeyette, they have bag she is busting for that wasn't at the Disney store earlier today. She's wanted it since she saw it last year in Tokyo. I also need to get that cologne we failed at this morning. We pick up both within minutes, very impressive shopping for this family. Now where?

    We wander back towards the hotel and decide to relive our dinner at Cafe Paris-London, we're even greeted by the same waitress that served us our last breakfast here two years ago. She feigns a memory of us, but we all genuinely remember her. I can't find a picture of us here from 2016, but a 2015 picture of Fiddy man & Bux having the exact burger they're having tonight reveals both that the cafe has fallen victim to the fashion of the brioche, but more importantly these two little things have turned the corner from babes to annoyballs, I shed a tear at the transition.

    We're home, a day of rekindling our shared memories of this wonderful city is the most I could have asked for, I fall asleep a totally lucky bastard.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Champs-Elysées, Champs-Elysees, Campos Elíseos, Quartier des Champs-Élysées

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