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  • Day5

    Athena's Last Night in Paris

    August 21, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Hi Athena here, just letting you know about our last night in Paris.

    It all started with us chilling in our hotel room & me falling asleep. Sandra finally waking me up as it was 8pm &, we needed to start getting ready for our cruise where we had no idea on what time it was leaving & where it was leaving from & we had purchased no tix. As you can tell, our organisation was non existent. I said to Sandra, OK start getting ready, she responds with I'm ready.... I thought hmmmm, I asked her whether she's wearing what she had on, she said yea why?,i said don't you want to get dressed up for our last day in Paris & the cruise..... Sandra agreed in putting something other than what we call her comfy dress. Well she wore a beautiful dress 👗 and she looks awesome.

    We headed out & realised that the ferry doesn't depart from Notre-Dame & that it actually depends from the eiffel 🗼. So we went on line to purchase tix just to realise that there were no seats available!!!!!. Oh well by this time it was 9.30pm & I was starving for my onion soup for the fourth night in a row.

    The first night we arrived in Paris we had dinner at a beautiful restaurant 🍴 & the food and service was outstanding so we decided to head back & make our last night a nice one.

    As soon as the waiter saw us his eyes 👀 lit up & we found ourselves having e waiter's looking after us.

    Hi Sandra back again... We enjoyed our soup, I got drunk and we walked back, whilst I became all philosophical about what love really should look like.
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    Carolyn Arch

    Looking beautiful ... and a 'touch' French!

    8/23/19Reply
    Amanda Phillips

    Je T’aime Paris❤️

    8/24/19Reply
    Pete Sullivan

    Lol Athena you are going to miss your French onion soup!! What an interesting conversation what does love look like??

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  • Day2

    The French Restaurant

    August 18, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Well our onion soup came and it was devine. Chewy baguette bread and some frittes 🥖 Sitting there I realised that I was doing exactly the thing I wanted to do to celebrate my 50th. A year ago I said it as a joke, but then if you want it bad enough you can make it happen. We basically got piddled and went back to the hotel for some overdue sleep zzzzzRead more

    Pete Sullivan

    I love it!! I probably would be walking around with my purple hair saying ..I can't believe I am in Paris, hopefully by the time I'm 50 I can also realise a dream I've had since I was 18, France, Ireland, Germany . I've just finished yelling at the kids to get off the iPad and unload the dishwasher and then I looked at these pictures and day dream ...sigh sigh enjoy kicking your heels up girls ..look forward to the next update 😍

    8/19/19Reply

    délicieuse

    8/22/19Reply

    Taxi!

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  • Day3

    Saint Chapelle

    August 19, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Lots of young hot gendarme around. Bit distracting to Athena and I !!

    Saint Chapelle sits opposite Notre Dame. We walk up the winding staircase and I turn to watch Athena's face as we enter the chapel room. Oh wow she exclaims.
    Inside the cathedral walls are all devine, set in stained coloured glass columns. Such a pretty thing to behold. Breathtaking and peaceful.

    Although it was packed we didn't feel squashed. Whenever the din got loud, a voice over the loud speaker all told us to hush please in French.

    On our exit we passed down the tight spiral staircase worn slippery smooth over time. Athena became quite petrified making her way downward on the steeped steps. She regained her composure once out in the courtyard faced with the handsome, tight bummed youthful gendarmes.
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    Amanda Phillips

    Wow! So spectacular.

    8/22/19Reply
    Amanda Phillips

    Giggle, quick google of gendarme meaning and giggle some more! I thought the bartender may have had the same reaction and distracted you both from your onion soup! 😘

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  • Day29

    Paris wanderings

    July 26, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Today Ben and Emily went to Versailles, so Sam and I had a more restful day.

    I went on a scooter ride around Paris in the morning, visiting some of my favourite spots around town, including;
    The Seine, Notre Dame, Shakespeare and Co Book Shop.
    I visited the Epicerie by Oliver that Priscilla and I visited with the Carrolls when we first went to Paris. I paid a visit to Le Procope, the oldest cafe in Paris, dating from 1686. Significant figures from the past have sat in this cafe and discussed their revolutionary ideas, including Ben Franklin, Danton, Marat, Rebespierre, Napoleon, Balzac, Victor Hugo and many more.

    Sam and I met Ben and Emily at St Chappelle, the famous church in the Conciergerie, the old palace of the royal family on the Isle of Paris. The palace was used at various times for the royla family, then it was converted into a prison. It was the place where significant prisoners, including Marie Antoinette, were held prior to execution during the Revolution. The chapel has huge stained glass windows that tell the whole story of the Bible. The windows are what make this chapel so unique and special. The light coming through the windows gives the interior and magical glow.

    I also paid a visit to Galeries Lafayette, the famous shopping centre in Paris, and on the way marvelled again at the Paris Opera building which is spectacular. It takes one's breath away every time you come around the corner and see it from the front. Galeries Lafayette has a beautiful view of the Paris skyline from the seventh-floor terrace.

    It was another fascinating day in the old city of Paris.
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  • Day22

    Sainte-Chapelle

    April 16, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    I went to the lovely Sainte-Chapelle on Easter Sunday and after queuing for some time at Notre Dame, I was expecting to queue here but for some reason, after a short wait for security (something there is now at every place you visit), I skipped the only queue there was with my museum pass. The side room of the chapel you visit first was lovely but a little ruined by the ever prevalent souvenir shop!

    A short few steps and I was in the main Chapel. It was jaw dropping stuff with the most beautiful stained glass windows reaching up into the vast ceiling. The photos do not do it justice but give you the idea. At one stage the sun shone through them and their real beauty was revealed.

    The outside of the building is quite plain and it is nestled next to the justice building. The exit passed out by this building and the soldiers with their automatic rifles were a stark reminder of the need to protect such places.
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    Ella Kahu

    One of my favourite places in Paris

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  • Day5

    Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

    September 3, 2018 in France

    In the same grounds as the Concergerie, is Sainte-Chapelle, the Holy Chapel, our last stop for the day. Commissioned by King Louis IX in the 1200s as part of the palace complex, it was completed in 1248 and served as a private chapel for the royal family. Though some of the palace grounds from those early days are gone, Sainte-Chapelle remains intact.

    While the exterior was nothing extra special, the interior blew my mind. The stain glass windows were breathtaking with the afternoon sun shining through. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15 metres high, the stained-glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments, recounting the history of the world until the arrival of the relics in Paris.

    This was by far the most amazing location we have visited in Paris, although I seem to be saying that about every place we visit. Paris is a beautiful city, filled with so many, many amazing buildings and sites to see. I am just so glad I had added this one to our itinerary. It was a fabulous end to our very long, and amazing day.
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  • Day5

    The Conciergerie, Paris

    September 3, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    On our way to visit Sainte-Chapelle we stopped in at The Conciergerie, the oldest prison in Paris. Dating back to the 6th century, it was originally the palatial residence of Clovis, the first king of Paris. During the French Revolution between 1793 and 1795 it served as a prison where its most famous prisoner, Marie-Antoinette was kept up to the day she was executed. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.

    Throughout the centuries it has housed many of the French monarchy, been the home to France’s Parliament and is the birthplace of the first Conciergerie. Appointed by King Charles V, the last royal resident, the Conciergerie were charged with maintaining order, overseeing the police and supervising prisons. Today it still houses judicial offices.

    We entered through the Hall of Soldiers and after seeing the elaborate interior of the Notre Dame the simplicity of the Conciergerie was simply beautiful. The hall was empty but impressive with its graceful curved beams. There was such a feeling of serenity and peacefulness about the place even though it was a place of sadness. It was almost a spiritual feeling being there and I loved it.
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  • Day3

    Today we didn’t visit the Louvre

    August 22, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    After breakfast we headed out to Gare du Nord where I exhausted my megre French to purchase a ticket (“Bonjour… je suis Australian… j’nes parle pas Frances … Anglais??” – the effort seems to be appreciated and usually elicits either English or helpful sign language). Having managed to purchase a ticket we took the train to Gare de l’Est and then the Metro to “Palais-Royal Musee du Louvre. Above the Station there is a fancy-schmancy shopping centre called Carrousel de Lourve which has a kind or “back door” entrance to the Museum where the lines are apparently the shortest. Well they were certainly short today in that they were non-existent as it is a Tuesday and the Louvree is closed on a Tuesday. I actually knew this but had clearly been having some kind of brain block because I was convinced it was a Monday. So instead of visiting the museaum we had a walk around the forecourt before heading off throught the Jardin des Tuileries.vRead more

  • Day4

    Paris Day 4

    April 30, 2015 in France ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We walked from morning till night trying to take it all in. We toured the Louvres, we were surprised we were able to walk right up to see Mona Lisa, toured Musee des arts, Champs Elysees and all the incredible shops, Arc de Triumph, L'Orange and Monet. All breath taking. Just a beautiful day in ParisRead more

  • Day3

    The Lady and the Unicorn

    August 19, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Woke at 5.00am, so not too bad. Breaky in hotel. The bread is devine. Salami and cheeses.

    Off to Musee du Cluny to see the medieval tapestries The Lady and The Unicorn. They depict the 5 senses along with desire. Massive red and dark wall hangings filled with millefleur and forest animals. Loved this so much. Read the novel and it's Harry Potters common room. So beautiful. The lighting is dark to keep from fading.

    We get to the museum just at opening time, bonus.
    The first room we enter is an old bath house. Massive empty room with a few statues and items from the era. A copper bathtub sits at one end. Loved this room. Next we check out a room full of jewellery and medieval artwork. I come across a golden rose. It looks to be important, so I take a photo. I may sit still one day and learn about it. But not now.

    We look at other tapestries leaving the best til last.
    Then we enter 'The' room. It is quiet, dark, black with a crimson glow from these magnificent tapestries.
    I am beguiled and take my time to investigate each one.

    Loving this so much. Finding treasures that you never think you will ever see. Then here you are in front of them. Always blows me away.
    I love this because it is like time travel.
    I imagine the pressure and artistry it takes.

    The intricate flowers are devine. The bunnies and birds whimsical.

    Even Athena says she really enjoyed seeing them.

    Bucket list tick ✅
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    Carolyn Arch

    Love the room. Love the balcony.

    8/19/19Reply
    Carolyn Arch

    Hey, I really have to learn not to hit that 'Enter' button before I have finished speaking! Love it all. It is so FRENCH. Wonderful walking ( even the wrong way ... sometimes the best things happen when you do that.) wonderful Lady and The Unicorn. Wonderful place to eat and drink. Great first day in Paris. Have a ball, ladies. OK ..... now .... 'Enter'.

    8/19/19Reply
    Carolyn Arch

    There you go.

    8/19/19Reply
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