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Paris 09 Ancien - Quartier Cité

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  • Day10

    Paris - Notre Dame

    September 27 in France

    Die Bateaux Bus sind keine Ausflugsboote, sondern eher Transportmittel. Da die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Paris aber durchaus eher an der Seine liegen macht das gar nichts.
    Wir sind ein ganzes Stück die Seine im schönsten Sonnenschein entlanggefahren und sind dann ein erstes Mal bei der Notre Dame ausgestiegen.
    Sonderlich viel haben wir da dann nicht gemacht. Wir haben Bilder gemacht und vor allem lustige Gruppenfotos mit springen. Ich hab hier auf dem Handy aber nur die Slow-Mo Version, also müsst ihr leider auf den Anblick verzichten!
    Nach dem kurzen, aber eindrucksvollen Stop bei der Notre Dame ging es zunächst zu Fuß weiter.
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  • Day5

    Notre Dame Cathedral

    September 3 in France

    After a refreshing drink in a traditional French cafe we finally made our way to the Notre Dame Cathedral. What a stunning building.
    Our original plan was to climb the stairs to the top but we were exhausted and having seen all of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe we decided we could give that a miss.
    We did make sure to check out the inside though and it was spectacular. The stained glass windows were amazing and once again we were in awe by the craftsmanship of the many amazing works of art and statues, and the workmanship of the building itself. It is so hard to fathom how these amazing structures were made so long ago and how it was possibly done. AMAZING.Read more

  • Day3

    Notre Dame

    September 20 in France

    We are certainly in Paris now. Notre Dame, the hotel de Ville and the Íle de Cité provide our destinations this morning. The weather is perfect and Paris is beautiful. I asked our guide about the location of the University of Paris. She told me that the original campus for the University was on the south bank of the Seine River literally a stone’s throw from here. I am getting an impression that I once sensed in New York, specifically, that many of the ideas that formed the world in which I grew up originated in an area of less than one square mile in each of just a few cities: London, Paris, New York, and Vienna. Hegel lived just a short train ride away from them in Nuremberg. Gershwin and Ravel knew each other. Freud met his friends at his neighborhood coffee shop in Vienna. Chopin, George Sand, and Victor Hugo all lived within a couple of blocks of the Place Vendome in Paris. Dickens and George Bernard Shaw lived within a half mile of each other in London. Ideologically speaking, it is a very small world.Read more

  • 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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  • Day149

    Paris

    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.

  • 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.

  • Day8

    Notre dame

    September 22 in France

    Late start this morning, we woke up at 11:00 am...

    We caught bus 82 that took us to "Luxembourg gardens" a beutiful place to relax and just sightseee people.. we stayed here for an hour and then went to the "Pantheon"

    A train ride later and we arrived to Notre Dame cathedral, just on time for the rain to start.. we had to buy some umbrellas.. we bought some paints, grabbed some good photos from the "pont de l'archevêche" and headed to "pont neuf" for our river cruise.

    Luckily the rain stopped so we moved to the upper deck for good views of Paris. The boat went up to the Eiffel tower and back, along the river there was a noisy "techno parade"

    The ride back to the hotel was on a really jumpack full train..
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  • 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.

You might also know this place by the following names:

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

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