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Paris 01 Ancien - Quartier Champs-Élysées

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  • Day10

    Paris - Champs-Élysées

    September 27 in France

    Von den Bateaux Bus aus sind wir als nächstes auf den Champs-Élysées gegangen. Da hatten die Schüler Freizeit und konnten sich in richtig Arc de Triumphe frei bewegen.
    Wir haben diese freie Zeit genutzt um sehr teure Macarons zu kaufen in einem sehr schönen Laden.
    Danach haben wir bei McDonalds Kuchen gegessen, der wirklich sehr lecker war.
    Vor dem Arc de Triumphe hatten wir dann sehr viel Spaß. Einige haben bei meinen Springe-Bildern mitgemacht und wir haben verschiedene Abklatsch/Schlag-Spiele gespielt. Ich mag die Truppe wirklich echt gerne! Auch so zwanzig Minuten ohne Programm ist echt lustig mit denen.
    Nach der Freizeit auf dem Champs-Elysées sind wir zu unserer letzten Attraktion aufgebrochen.
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  • Day4

    Arc de Triomphe

    September 2 in France

    Feeling very feet sore it was a relief to finally reach the Arc de Triomphe. Seeing it brought back so many memories from my Year 8 French lessons. I couldn't believe I was actually standing in front of it. Luckily I had done a little research and knew we had to walk under the road to reach the Arc de Triomphe, not risk our lives like some idiots trying to cross the busy ring road.
    Measuring 50m tall and 45m wide, the Arc de Triomphe is the most monumental of all triumphal arches. It was built between 1806 and 1836 with its main purpose being to celebrate the victory of Napoleon.
    At the base of the Arch stands a torch and every evening at 6:30 pm it is rekindled to recognise the sacrifice of an unknown French soldier who gave his life during World War I, whose body is buried there.
    Thankfully we were able to get to the top in the lift and did not have to climb the 284 steps. The lift itself was amazing as it was a semi circle shape. Very unique and a bit claustrophobic, but I would have put up with anything so I wouldn't have to climb the stairs. I don't think my feet would have held up to the challenge at this stage.
    The views from the top were breathtaking and we could see the entire city spread out below. I loved the contrast of the leafy avenues against the white of the buildings. It was also a great view to some of the spectacular garden built on top of the buildings. How on earth they built them there is beyond me. And of course, another great view of the iron lady, the Eiffel Tower.
    I was glad we managed to make our way here to experience the views, and to recall some school day memories.
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  • Day3

    Fun at the Arc Du Triomphe

    September 23, 2017 in France

    All roads lead to Rome, in Paris it seems more like all roads lead to the Arc Du Triomphe.

    We had loads of fun trying to get the best photos of this amazing arch. I even used the opportunity to get some back stretching in.

    {Roedolf}

  • Day6

    Liberty flame

    September 26, 2017 in France

    The exact replica of the Statue of Liberty flame was a gift from the USA. Underneath this monument runs the tunnel in which Princess Diana passed away in the famous car crash. Thus people also pay tribute to her on this monument.

    {Roedolf}

  • Day25

    Louvre. Done. Museum d'orsay. Done by 4pm. Now, let's do the Champs-Elysées, Paris' mashup of top end Collins Street shops with Royal Parade width and trees. We walk from the Louvre up to the Arch de Triomphe. Then climb to the top of the Arch for a look at the city.
    By now its dinner time. So we walk back down to the Renault concept store. It had an upstairs restaurant overlooking the action on Champs-Elysées. Rough enough. After the traditional slow service we walk for a 9.30pm train 'home'.
    Big city touring. Simples.
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  • Day8

    Champs Elysees

    June 20 in France

    By the time we finished at the Louvre it was late. We were tired, still hot because air conditioning just isn't a thing here, and hungry. No one wanted to look for a restaurant, so we settled for the food court that was in this cavernous place.
    The metro line that we took to get back to the hotel was one that were hadn't taken before. The trains, stations, and safety conditions were obviously better than the others we experienced. The line that we were on the most required the passengers to unlock the doors themselves by a little flip of a handle, and when they did, they flew open. However, the doors did close by themselves, and rather aggressively at that. They don't seem to be concerned about safety features across the board.
    This stop was the #1 line and we got off at the George V station instead of the more complicated Charles de Gaulle stop and it was about 10 steps closer to our hotel. Plus we came out on the Champs-Elysees as the sun was going down. As everyone else went on back to the hotel, I walked down the Champs-Elysees checking out all the shops and restaurants. It is one of the most famous streets in the world and the widest thoroughfare in Paris.
    When Paris surrendered in WWII, Hitler paraded his army right down the Champs-Elysees through the Arc de Triomphe. After the Allied forces drove Germany out, they did the same thing, which you know got under Hitler's skin.
    This is when I went to the edge of the traffic circle and took video of the insanity.
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  • Day9

    Jardin des Tuileries by bike

    June 6, 2017 in France

    It was a cold windy morning with some showers around, but we were awake early so we decided to head for the Tuileries by Velib bike. After brekky in our room we found very good coffee at the nearby Strada Cafe. The Dutch barista on duty had worked in Melbourne.
    We rode to the Tuileries then walked along the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, stopping to warm up with hot chocolate.
    We took the Metro back to our hotel and had a very nice and cheap Portugese chicken lunch at Nossa just around the corner.
    Chaos this afternoon as police sirens sound and roads closed all around us. There was a terrorist incident at Notre Dame Cathedral which is 450m from our hotel. Apparently a nut attacked a policeman with a hammer and was shot. The hundreds of people in the cathedral, who had queued for hundreds of metres to get in, were stuck in there for several hours. The length of the queue was enough to keep us away.
    After dinner we went for a stroll. Nice evening light.
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  • Day16

    Arc De Triomphe

    May 25, 2015 in France

    The Arc De Triomphe, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836.

    The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns.

    The Arc De Triomphe was incredible to see in person, walk beneath it, to see the eternal Memorial Flame and engraved names.
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  • Day10

    Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe

    July 5, 2017 in France

    Today is Alanah's day. Off to visit the Eiffel Tower. She is so excited and I think Liam is quietly hyped as well. Quite hot in Paris at the moment. Locals saying about 3-5 degrees hotter than usual. Normally about 26-28 degrees and hitting 30-33 degrees and it has been a long dry spell. Queues not too bad at the tower. Only took about 35 min. to get in and up we went. It was much nicer than last time I was here when it was cold and windy. Lots of photos taken and even lunch at the restaurant in the tower. From here we decided to walk despite the heat and headed off down the beautiful streets of Paris to the Arc de Triomphe. Again queues not too bad and we spent lots of time learning about it and lots more photos of the Parissian vista's. We used the Metro to get around, which is quite easy to use and did get home till late but the city was still bustling. Interestingly it doesn't get dark here in summer until about 10 pm.Read more

  • Day3

    The Louvre and Arc de Triumph

    August 3, 2017 in France

    Our second day was much more "productive" as we decided to check out some famous Paris sites. We started our journey with walking down to the Louvre, which is so big and beautiful. There is so much to do in the area between the museum and the garden, it's no wonder it's so busy. We started with waiting in line a bit to enter the building, and it was pretty cool going into the "pyramid". Of course our main goal was to see the Mona Lisa but we did take our time and see some other pieces of art first. You could spend hours and hours inside if you really loved art, and my family and I aren't exactly "art lovers" but still spent a few hours inside. It really is a beautiful museum and very very big! We found the Mona Lisa and the painting was pretty and there were a lot of people waiting to see her.

    After the Louvre, we walked through the Tuliere garden. The grass is so green (because you can't walk on it) and there are fountains with lawn chairs where you can sit and enjoy the view. You can walk from the Louvre, through the garden to reach the Arc, but not without walking on the Champs Elysee. This street had some incredible shopping (great for my sister, not so great for myself on a backpacker budget) and was so beautiful. I really can't believe how beautiful all the buildings are everywhere you go. There were so many places to eat and shop, it was a wonderful walk.

    At the Arc you can walk around a bit, but you cross under the street to get close to it. You could also pay to visit the top, but we decided to save our money since we would be getting incredible views from lots of other places anyway. The carvings and details were amazing, but the pictures really don't capture how big it is.

    There are so many places to eat (over 17,000 listed on TripAdvisor!), so finding somewhere to eat was no problem. It felt like a lot places served more Italian style food, which I'm okay with, although trying new food is always exciting.

    After dinner we went to a place my sister has been talking about since she left Paris almost 4 years ago - Laduree, which is a macaron shop. We had to buy some, and even at 2 euro each, they were pretty delicious. I had 1 lemon and 1 raspberry, although they had tones of flavours such as mint, lavender, licorice, black currant and as salted caramel.

    As we did a lot of walking (17 km!), we decided to try out the metro. Coming from a small city, metros are still pretty new to me. Although after navigating the Beijing metro I think the Paris one felt like a piece of cake! We made it back to the apartment, ready to get some sleep to prepare for another busy day!
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