Paris 09 Ancien - Quartier Cité

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  • Day8

    Today is the one full day of Paris that we get. We stopped at a restaurant on the way to the metro and had a typical French breakfast.
    The days have been long so far, but this one will be the longest. Partly because it was warm.
    The previous couple of days had so much walking and stairs, it took it's toll on Linda. She went back to the hotel while the rest of us headed back to the tower to stand in line for an hour and a half. She would meet us at Notre Dame when we were ready.
    For the tower, there are options to go all the way to the top or just to the second level. You can pay a little less and walk the 700 steps to the 2nd level and then take the elevator the rest of the way up. If we came this far, we might as well go all the way via the elevator. The kids saved me a little money for once. If you are under 25 you pay kids prices
    There are signs everywhere to warn you of pick pockets. Adam thinks he spotted one at the metro station the night before and I think he's right. I've kinda done this thing for the last 29 years...

    We've seen some big churches on this trip but Notre Dame was the biggest of them all. The line was long getting in but it moved quickly. There were military members patrolling here with automatic weapons like they were at the tower and Mont Blanc St. Michele. It didn't bother me, but it's a shame that it's a necessity. The US should feel fortunate that we are not to this point yet.
    Construction began in 1163 and a neat exhibit shows the different phases of the 800 years of construction, of how it went from a small church to fabled Cathedral that inspired movies.
    It is nice but I can only imagine how much poverty could have been relieved with the money it took to build this.
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  • Day9

    Notre Dame

    June 9 in France

    I'm glad I went to the cathedral in Laon because Notre Dame de Paris was PACKED and I had no interest in being in those kind of crowds.

    So instead of going inside, I stood in the square and watched people let PIGEONS land on them.

    Wtf? Do these people not have pigeons where they come from? I just kept thinking "skyrats skyrats skyrats...."

  • Day8

    Notre Dame, Paris

    August 3, 2016 in France

    Gothic cathedral Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cite island. Big. Beautiful. And pretty crowded, as they closed the place up front for the people (they're being cautious because all of this attacks lately). So, we didn't wait in line to get in, instead we hopped on a boat and took a ride on the Seine.

  • Day149


    August 17, 2015 in France

    It's lunchtime as we arrive in Paris after catching a bus and 2 x metros from woop woop (Ryanair's cheap airport).

    It's a Diesel Gym Chicks reunion as Chali, Wei and Jen greet us at the metro stop near Eddie and Wei's apartment. The girls are very excited to see each other and we all reminisce over some wine and snacks followed by catching up with a bunch of other people at a artsy warehouse restaurant with a live band.

    We spend the next few days exploring the sites and the beautiful city of Paris including a picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. The weather is a nice cool change from the scorching heat in Italy.

    Suki's friend from Denver has arrived and we spend another day exploring the city sights and consuming copious amounts of wine and cheese followed by another relaxing afternoon watch the sunset over the Eiffel Tower. The architecture of the buildings are truly amazing and Trav is taking photos faster then he can recharge the batteries.

    Being holiday month the streets and broad walks alongside the canals are littered with families and young couples. There are numerous makeshift bars, sand pits, zip lines and kayaks to keep everyone entertained. With the sun setting after 9pm there's heaps of time to enjoy everything this city has to offer.

    It's time to say goodbye to Wei and Chali and we hop into a rental car and get ready for our Roadtrip down south with Deb.
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  • Day1

    Cathedrale Notre-Dame

    May 27, 2017 in France

    After leaving Versailles, we headed over to Notre-Dame. It is the oldest thing I have ever seen or been in, as construction started in 1163. We were in awe, wondering and imagining how someone could build this even today with the technology we have, let alone back then. We also saw a bride having her wedding portraits done outside of the cathedrale.

  • Day8

    Backside of the Notre Dame

    November 17, 2016 in France

    We happened to walk by the backside of the Notre Dame and found it to be pretty cool looking too so I snapped a photo or two.

  • Day7

    Notre Dame Cathedral

    October 13, 2015 in France

    Very beautiful cathedral. It's amazing how they could build something like this with such artistry and pecision in the 1200's.

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Paris 09 Ancien - Quartier Cité, Paris 09 Ancien - Quartier Cite, Section de Notre-Dame

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