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Paris 09 Ancien - Quartier Cité

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  • Day7

    Louvre

    September 6, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today we went to the Louvre and saw some incredible pieces of art like the Mona Lisa and the Bather. A lot of paintings were of naked people. There were some really big paintings that wouldn't fit in your house. We also saw a display of statues and and a display of fancy objects that would be found in your house. After we went to the Louvre we went to the Seine to have a picnic lunch. Then we started to walk to the air b and b and on the way we stopped to listen to a street performer.Then we went to go get ice cream at Bertillon. I had one scoop of cherry ice cream and one scoop of hazelnut ice cream. Hazelnut was my favorite.
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    Amanda Blair

    Sounds like a pretty perfect day!

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  • Day16

    Kathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    July 28, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Sehr krass war der Besuch der Notre-Dame. Diese hat ja leider letztes Jahr gebrannt und kann daher derzeit nicht besichtigt werden. Vor ihr ist eine große Fotoausstellung mit Fotos und Erklärungen zum Brand und zum Wiederaufbau.
    Allein die Fassade wirkt schon sehr beeindruckenden gewaltig und man kann nur erahnen, wie sie vor dem Brand gewirkt haben muss. Hoffentlich bekommen die Franzosen das wieder hin, aber es sieht erst mal gut aus 😊
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  • Day10

    Paris - Notre Dame

    September 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    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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  • Day8

    Eiffel Tower & Notre Dame Cathedral

    June 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    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. Go figure.
    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...
    To get to the top, you take a crowded elevator up part way. Then transfer to an equally crowded elevator to the top. And the view was great. I an still amazed at how tightly packed French cities are, and Paris is the rule.

    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 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 the 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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    BoLin49

    Love this family

    6/21/18Reply
    BoLin49

    The Louvre

    6/21/18Reply
     
  • Day3

    Notre Dame Details

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    At first, I had thought that this woman was wearing a helmet but, after looking closely at the photo, I see that it's actually a snake wrapped around her head. There are so many interesting details to see on this cathedral. I'm sure that I'm missing most of them. I'd love to find out all the stories connected to the statuary.Read more

  • Day8

    Notre dame

    September 22, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    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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  • Day5

    Food in Paris

    June 29, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Some meals I captured in Paris. Unfortunately I did not find any frog legs to eat...

    I realised I did not like goose liver, which I ordered by mistake due to the language barrier. I was trying to ask for frog legs, and I realised in the end I should have just screenshot a photo of a frog and its leg.Read more

  • Day3

    Gargoyles

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    I'm fascinated by all the gargoyles outside of Notre Dame. I'd love to climb up to the top of Notre Dame and see them up close but, after seeing what it's like going up so many stairs in the metro, I think that it would be quite a challenge for me. I really wish that they had an elevator here! I guess it doesn't matter anyway because Kathy doesn't want to go up to the top and I wouldn't go there without her.Read more

  • Day30

    Paris, France

    May 30, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Next we hit the subway again to tick off the Arc de Triomphe then the Eiffel Tower. We had great views of the Eiffel Tower from our River Seine cruise, before heading over to Notre-Dame, the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre. Finally we met Rachel for dinner at Montmartre before checking out the hourly light show at the Eiffel Tower and a having a couple last cocktails on our final night of the tour before heading back to London.Read more

  • Day9

    Notre Dame

    June 9, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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...."
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