La Defense

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  • Day1

    Ein Tag in Paris

    May 11, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So nun ist ein anstrengender Tag in Paris vorbei mit sehr vielen Stufen und einigen Kilometern zu Fuß konnten wir doch echt viel sehen. Vom Louvre, zur Notre Dame dann zur Basilika Sacré-Cœur zum Eifelturm. Nun erstmal wieder im Zimmer und den Ausblick zum Eifelturm bei Nacht genießen.Read more

    Edeltraud Grocholl

    Warum den Regenschirm? 😏😀

    Edeltraud Grocholl

    Das Bild ist dir gelungen.

    Edeltraud Grocholl

    Na, das ist doch eine tolle Fotografie.

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  • Day1

    Day One

    July 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Arrived at the hotel 'Melia Paris Le Defense'. It is located in the ultra modern business district of Paris.
    Things I've learnt so far...
    1. Summer in Paris still requires long pants and a jacket, well today anyway🌦
    2. A latte in a cafe comes in a parfait glass and a straw! ☕️
    3. When filling the sink the bathroom, first check how to empty it! I now have a sink full of water and no idea how to remove the plug!🛁
    4. You dont know what tired is until you have travelled half way around the world, bouncing from airport to airport! 🛫🛬
    5. How good a warm shower is! 🚿
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    Karen Shore

    Looks amazing 😊 how's that sink going ?

  • Day2

    Day Two

    July 14, 2016 in France ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Just got back to the hotel after a long day walking! Check out my fitbit log for today.
    Things I learnt today....
    1. When you still can't empty the bathroom sink, solution - change rooms 😜
    2. Public transport in Paris on public holidays is just like Melbourne, routes can change at a moments notice. Very proud though I managed both the Metro and the Bus system today.
    3. Don't trust that the signs you are following to the Museum D'Orsay are correct! Added a kiometre or two in back tracking😩
    4. The French really know how to celebrate and put on a parade! The aerial parade of fighter jets, commercial jets and small aircraft was impressive. Loved the fighter jets that let out the plumes of smoke in the french colours, impressive, but i wasn't quick enough with the camera!😤
    5. Getting to the museum at 10:30am is the best time to avoid lining up for hours. Line up time less than 10 min. When I left at approx. 1:00pm the lines were massive! Score!😄
    6. The Museum D'Orsay is very impressive. To be up close an personal with some very famous paintings by Degas, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh was amazing! 👍🏼
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  • Day3

    Day Three

    July 15, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Last night was our first official tour pre-dinner drinks and group dinner. It was really great to finally meet my travelling companions. Everyone is really friendly. Then we made our way to the roof top bar at our hotel where we were treated to an amazing fireworks display on the Eiffel Tower. It was an earlier start today as we had a bus tour of the tourist attractions in Paris, then had lunch at a typical Parisian bistro. The afternoon was our own to continue to explore this amazing city!🇫🇷
    Things I learnt today/last night....
    1. Just when you think the fireworks display is over it's not! Almost an hour of fireworks🗼🎆
    2. It is impossible to take a photo of any of the attractions without getting people or traffic in them! 🚙🚕🚗🏃🏻
    3. Plan your exploring better otherwise you get lost! Lucky I was able to retrace my steps and thank god for breadcrumbs!🤔🍞
    4. Chicken is either a very popular dish in Paris or just cheap? Chicken for dinner last night and again for lunch today! 🍗🐓 Mix up the menu si vous plait!
    5. Always check what is inside your shoes before putting them on in the morning or at least remember that you stored your sockettes inside your shoes when you packed = very sore toes! 👟👎🏼
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  • Day6

    Grand Arch

    June 3, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Bit jetlagged but wandered out to the Grand Arch, La Defense, and took in the view as well as a touch of shopping at Le Quatre Temps (they have a Desigual, Jo).
    Caught up on some sleep and then headed to Philippe and Amita's place a few metro stops away. A great night was had by all. Amita had cooked up a storm- chicken curry, cucumber raita, warm potato salad and fragrant rice. The conversation leapt from politics to literature to families and the first time I looked at my watch it was 11:50. Must stay in touch.Read more

    Pat and Tracey Esler

    From the steps of the Grand Arch. Arc de Triomphe in the distance.

  • Day29

    Second day in London

    September 9, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Got out of bed with sort of the plan got in the car figured I'd using it before I took it back as it was raining went to Battersea Power Station drove around for a bit to Chelsea pass the nicest car service I've ever seen took the car back. I'm sad to see it go. Or Cross to my hotel room before that I dropped off my bags so I was free to do what I want to do. Got on the Tube again went out to Baker Street had a look around now decided Madame Tussauds was too busy. Jump back on the tube when I get to Trafalgar Square fantastic. Somehow I stumbled onto the hop on hop off bus took that ground so I got to Waterloo station full stop come back on the tube it was crazy we'll see how was Friday night and it was flat strap. Would like a bunch of crazed ants. Return to hotel room much better than last day here. In bed for an early start tomorrow well or it was today as I recorded this late. Oh yeah the night before I went for a drive andgot some imagesRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

La Defense, La Défense, Ля Дефанс