Paris 01 Ancien - Quartier Roule

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  • Day3

    Best birthday ever

    August 7, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Breakfast at home, lunch in London and dinner in Paris... I might decide this is how every birthday should be spent! I can thoroughly recommend it, and my 3 boys were fab company 🥰 Several queues and delays, but we all maintained our sense of humour. Thomas declared the start of the holidays had scored 7000.1 out of 10, so I think that's a result. A funny French waiter and seeing the Eiffel tower lit up from the Arc de Triomphe did put the cherry on the cake for him!Read more

  • Day8

    Last day in Paris

    June 20, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Last Day in Paris
    Our last day in Paris found us eating petite dejeuner at a sidewalk cafe, just a 100 yards from the Arch de Triumph. We ventured to the long waiting lines to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Almost two hours after clearing security we were taking in the amazing view from the third observation deck.
    It is no stretch of the imagination that the Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world. Over 7 million visiters a year.
    The tower is 1,063 ft tall, making it a must see when visiting Paris.
    We next visited Notre Dame. Once again, long lines and it was very hot (mid 80s) under beautiful blue skies.
    A 10 minute walk and we are in the Metro, next destination, the Louvre. We saw the biggies and decided it was past time for a shower and some much needed rest.
    Tomorrow we begin our trek to Frankfurt.
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  • Day5

    Merlin Rouge

    July 4, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    In Paris watching, mostly, Aussie dancers. I now know where Park Ave dancers graduate to Gabs. And not only the show but the street... it’s buzzing. It is 11pm and there are more people out than live in Dungog in just this one block. Thanks for the fun. 🤗Read more

  • Day5

    Paris Fun Bits

    July 4, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    There is lots different here... just a few are;

    ~ hawkers and gypsies. If they can’t get eye contact, they leave you alone.
    ~ washrooms. Say toilets and you will offend. In Paris, you wash and obviously don’t wee... unless you agree ie oui oui 😆
    ~ street signs. Every corner has a plaque declaring the section number, if it’s an avenue, street or, boulevard and the name. Always know where you are; mostly.
    ~ dog walkers on bikes; who carry the dogs
    ~ riverside green boxes. They are rented to sell from turning the river into a cultural market in the evenings and weekends
    ~ no cars over 20 years old. So cars, bikes, quads are shared right off the street and left where you finish.
    ~ lots of smokers. Lots. Odd from an Aussie perspective.
    ~ traffic is insane. Only rule it appears is give way to your right and if you want to turn right, ignore the only rule. (Post vid next)
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  • Day7

    Chateau Chambord

    June 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Chateaux Chambord to Paris.
    We had "petite Dajunier at one of our favorite patisserie places in Amboise: Bigot.
    We drove along the Loire River so the family could see two chateau's along the way: Chaumont and Blois.
    We finally arrived at Chateau Chambord and was pleasantly surprised to see very few cars in the parking. We parked in the second row, and were thankful for it.
    We toured the chateau with gusto and determination to be done in two hours...and we did. There were many photo opportunities along the way. For those uninitiated, the chateau is gigantic with very large rooms. There isn't much furniture, tapestries or paintings. However, the chateau is breathtaking in size and the roof is a photographer's treasure.
    We left the chateau, and the Loire river on our way to Paris.we got a bite to eat and took a boat cruise on the Seine River. The weather was cool, but the views were wonderful.
    We are all tucked in with dreams of the Louvre, Notra Dame and going to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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  • Day5

    Where in Pari?

    July 4, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The minimalism and uniformity here feeds my “ducks in a row” tendency. One building, museum, palace & church though starts to look lots like the next. So, for my sake more than yours, a list of what we have seen. Read on at your own risk of chronic boredom.

    ~ Parc Monceau; as a green space, so very popular. Appartments opening on to this beautiful space says community. Appeal right there.
    ~ Arc de Triompe; so much bigger than I thought, traffic insane... huge round about with no lanes, and centre of avenues radiating like a star.
    ~ Grand Palais; glass roofed convention centre
    ~ I ‘obelisque; bit bigger than the one in Dungog
    ~ Place Vendôme; appartments where coco Chanel lived and where lady Di ate just before she was killed
    ~ Opera; unusually situated with no road front ... facing a corner.
    ~ Palais Royal; was a private palace with an amazing garden and a flat fountain.
    ~ Lourve; massive, in a walled area on the river
    ~ Notre Dame; on the city isle
    ~ Latin Quarter; students, University
    ~ Musée Orsay; think that was the train station turned into a museum
    ~ Invalides; beautiful golden domed topped hospital where Napoleon is buried (I think). Has a moat around it
    ~ military ecole; where training horses for a jumping event this week
    ~ Eiffel Tower; metal not stone. A change. Is bigger again than I thought. Was going to be taken down so mr Eiffel rented it to telecommunication companies.
    ~ Montparnasse Tower; a view if the city with brilliant perspective.


    Part 2 with more pics
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  • Day5


    July 4, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Being surprised is never overrated. Paris surprised me. I anticipated a few blocks of Parisian architecture with scattered palaces. What I’m revelling in is avenue after street of sandstone and shuttered buildings. It’s a ‘breakfast at tiffanys’ reality. A romantic overdose. I wondered if the tourist facade was going to falter; but it hasn’t. Paris is authentic in her unique cultural indulgences and the crush of tourists declares how rich and fun that is to see.

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