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Paris 11 Ancien - Quartier Palais-de-Justice

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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 ⋅

    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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  • Day5

    Sainte-Chapelle Paris

    September 3, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Last stop for the day was a visit to Sainte-Chapelle, the Holy Chapel. This was by far the most amazing location we have visited in Paris. 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.
    It was a fabulous last stop of our very long day and I am so glad we checked it out.
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  • Day5

    The Conciergerie

    September 3, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    On our way to visit the Holy Chapel we stopped in at The Conciergerie, formerly a prison but it is presently used mostly for law courts. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.
    After seeing the elaborate interior of the Notre Dame the simplicity of the Conciergerie was simply beautiful. There was such a feeling of serenity and peacefulness about the place even though it was a place of sadness. Loved it!Read more

  • Day10

    Welcome to Paris pt 2

    May 29, 2015 in France ⋅

    More pictures of Paris including Notre Dame...we bought a lock and wrote our names on it and stuck it on the bridge with all the rest of the thousands of locks! It was really cool to see them all!

  • Day2

    Sainte Chapelle

    November 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Continuiamo il nostro tour andando a visitare la Sainte Chapelle, la chiesa privata del re a cui si accede direttamente anche dal palazzo Reale.
    È una chiesa stupenda, unica e perfetta. Uno stile gotico assoluto, di due piani. Quello inferiore per il popolo e quello superiore per il re e la sua corte. Qui ci sono vetrate enormi, una più bella dell'altra. Restiamo affascinate da tanta bellezza.Read more

  • Day2

    Conciergerie

    November 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Vicino alla Saint Chapelle c'è la Conciergerie, la residenza dei re e la prigione dove è stata imprigionata e condannata anche Maria Antonietta.
    È questo il simbolo del potere reale ed anche un esempio di architettura gotica civile. Il pian terreno, costruito durante il regno di Filippo, è dominato dalla Salle des Gardes e dalla Salle des Gens d'Armes, le quali sono un eccezionale esempio di architettura medievale. La seconda, particolarmente impressionante, misura ben 69 metri di lunghezza, 27 di larghezza e 8 d'altezza, divisa in quattro navate, era utilizzata come sala da pranzo per le 2.000 persone che lavoravano a palazzo; essa era riscaldata con quattro grossi camini e illuminata da numerose finestre
    Siamo anche molto fortunate con il tempo, c'è anche un bel sole e non fa assolutamente freddo.
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  • Day3

    Today we didn’t visit the Louvre

    August 22, 2017 in France ⋅

    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

  • Day3

    Pont Neuf 6 ieme - Bootsfahrt

    August 5, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Wir starten von der Pont Neuf - neben Paris Orleans - um die Seine zu genießen - die Stimmung ist sehr gelockert und das Savoir-vivre ist hier an jeder Ecke zu spüren🌼

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