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  • Day13

    Paris

    September 10, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Today we climbed the Eiffel Tower. Only me and Dad went to the very top, and everyone else just went to the second floor. Paris is really busy, but it is also very beautiful. I think this is the loudest city I’ve ever been to. The second picture is the view from right outside our apartment. And the last one is Gus enjoying the Eiffel Tower.
    I’ve decided to try to collect a pair of socks from most of the countries we visit. (See below, and ‘Beautiful Iceland’)
    Chloë
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  • Day184

    Die Stadt der Liebe...

    February 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    Genau in der befinden wir uns gerade!! Gestern Abend um 9 Uhr erreichten wir unsere süsse Wohnung mitten in Paris und richteten uns schonmal ein. Denn so schnell werden wir die Stadt nicht verlassen, bis Samstag werden wir noch bleiben!
    Wir hatten noch ein paar Besorgungen zu machen, unter anderem die Essensvorräte aufzustocken. Damit begannen wir also. Um 2 Uhr machten wir uns dann auf zur ersten Sehenswürdigkeit: Dem "Sacre Coeur". Es war extrem windig und eisekalt, aber das hielt eine junge Frau nicht davon ab im Ärmellosen Hochzeitskleid Bilder vor der Kathedrale zu machen!:D Wir hingegen waren froh über Mütze, Schal und Handschuhe.
    Wir gingen hinein und kamen aus dem Staunen nicht mehr hinaus. Überall brannten die Kerzen, die Leute mussten leise sein und die verzierten Wänden und Decken waren unglaublich schön!! Wir saßen noch eine Weile in der Kirche, bis wir uns wieder in die Kälte trauten. Die Sicht auf Paris war einerseits wirklich beeindruckend, andererseits doch anders als erwartet, denn für uns glich der Anblick einer Betonwüste. Die Häuser sind dicht an dicht gebaut und kaum irgendwo ragt mal ein höheres Haus raus. Es war doch sehr monoton und anders als das was uns in den letzten Monaten an Großstädten erwartete.
    ANDERS!! Das wahr wohl auch das Wort, dass uns gestern Abend zu erst in den Sinn kamen als wir Paris erreichten. Wir konnten nicht sagen: "oh schau, da hinten ist die Innenstadt". Denn es gab keine Wolkenkratzer an denen man sie fest machen konnte. Die Wohnsiedlungen sind ganz andere, nicht so heruntergekommen und auch keine einfachen Betonbunker die nach nichts aussehen. Nein, Paris hat wirklich schöne Altbauten und so viele...
    Bis auf der Verkehr, der ist und bleibt wohl "Großstadtverkehr"!!!
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  • Day10

    Paris - Sacre Coeur

    September 27, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Unsere letzte Station war die Sacre Coeur. Nach einer eventvollen Metro-Fahrt sind wir vom Fuß des Berges aus die Stufen zur Kirche hochgeklettert. Das war für uns Ostfriesen nicht leicht, aber wir wurden mit einem glitzernden Paris belohnt. In echt sah das noch eindrucksvoller aus als auf den Fotos, aber schlecht ist es nicht, was mein Handy da zustande bringt.
    Oben in Montmatre sind wir in kleineren Gruppen ein bisschen durch die Gassen gelaufen und haben an einer Stelle tatsächlich sehr klein den Eifelturm noch einmal gefunden!
    Auf dem Rückweg zur Kirche haben wir einen Heiratsantrag mitbekommen, der sehr niedlich war. In dem Künstlerviertel kann man sich malen lassen und mit dem gemalten Doppelportrait und einer Botschaft auf dem Bild hat der Mann seiner Freundin auf dem Marktplatz da einen Antrag gemacht.
    Nach dem Abend und Tag voller Erlebnisse sind wir zu dem Treffpunkt zurück gegangen und haben da auf unseren Bus gewartet. Irgendwann ist der dann gekommen und jetzt sind wir schon wieder mindestens eine Stunde unterwegs auf dem Weg nach Hause.
    Inzwischen sind meine Kontaktlinsen raus und ich kann meine Augen noch weniger aufhalten. Erst einmal hab ich aber alles von heute erzählt. Wenn wir zuhause angekommen sind, melde mich mich noch einmal!
    Jetzt wünsche ich euch vor allem, dass ihr bereits gut schlaft! Trotz Bus werde ich das jetzt glaub ich auch. Probieren werde ich es auf jeden Fall! Also gute Nacht und bis bald!
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  • Day43

    I Love Paris Every Moment...

    May 13 in France ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Every moment of the year ...

    This was my third visit to the city of light and I was no less wonderstruck this time than I was the first go around in 2007.

    There are so many iconic buildings, monuments and places here, it's hard to look around and not see something of beauty. To name a few, the Eiffel Tower, The Opera, Le Grand Palais, City Hall, Les Jardins de la Tuillerie, l'Arc de Triomphe, all standouts. But those landmarks aside, even the row upon row and block after block of six storey apartment buildings, with their wrought iron balconies, give you a clear indication of which city you're in.

    We spent our first couple of days here hanging out with Carhy, one of Brenda's friends, who traveled here from Nantes to share some time with us. We ate, drank, wandered aimlessly through different arrondissements and even did the touristy Seine cruise on Sunday afternoon, that turned out to be most enjoyable and very informative.

    On Monday, we had a brush with fame. Another of Brenda's friends, Patrice Romedenne, who she met in Vancouver many moons ago, is now a well known writer and TV journalist. He invited us for coffee at Le Cafe de l'Homme, which offers probably the best view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I have to admit, I was glad he picked up the tab because the three scoops of sorbet that Brenda ate and the very delicious, but tiny apple tatin I chose were both priced at €15.00 each. I hate to think how much his chicken caesar salad cost!

    On Tuesday, Brenda and I picked up a bottle of rosé, a few spreads, falafels and vine leaves from Le Marche des Ternes and, of course, a baguette (from the bakery that won 4th prize for the best baguette in Paris in 2004), all of which we gobbled down while sitting in the sun on a park bench in Parc Monceau.

    In a city where real estate prices, like Vancouver, have skyrocketed in recent years, it's great to be able to find a large green space amidst all the concrete

    So now we say au revoir to Paris and fly off to our first English speaking destination of this trip: Dublin, Ireland.

    I've been to Paris in the fall and in the summer when it sizzles. Now I've been here in the spring and have only to visit her in the winter, when it drizzles, in order to be able to have lived the song lyrics.

    Why, oh why do I love Paris? Because my love is here. (Or at least she's with me every time I've been).
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  • Day12

    Living in Paris

    September 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    My friend Helen reminded me that when I came back from Paris in 1991 that I said I didn't enjoy it much becuase it was so dirty. Well, that is no longer the case and Paris is immaculately clean. One of the interesting things about staying in an AirBnB is that you get to experience the real living (well close to) of a local. Our apartment was on the 3rd floor, windy steps, no lift, in a narrow street, so the echo of the sounds in the street at night is one of the charms of the place. What we also noticed was the sounds of the rubbish being collected every night! Our street was in the district where the tissus (fabrics) were sold, so there was also the sounds of the vendors placing their rolls of material away each night.

    Our AirBnB itself was on two levels and quite spacious. The sloping ceilings were a bit of a hazard to the head - ancient residents of Paris must have all been quite short!
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  • Day3

    Sacre Coeur Basilica

    September 1, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Next on our busy itinerary was the Sacre Coeur Basilica. We somehow managed to manoeuver our way by Metro and a very steep climb up lots and lots of stairs to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, a church located at the top of the Montmarte, the highest point in the entire city.

    Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, construction started in 1875 and it was completed in 1914. It features the largest golden mosaics in Europe and they were amazing to see. The golden colours shining as the sun hit them through the windows.

    The 19 tonne bell is the heaviest in the world and while we had the option to climb to the gallery in the inner dome to admire the view, our feet and legs were just not up to it. Instead we admired the view of Paris from the steps of the basilica.

    I loved the calmness and peacefulness of the design of the inside, while Brad was more impressed with the others we had seen today. It was worth the exhausting hike up the hill.
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  • Day57

    Day 55

    July 24, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Well today was a big one with a total of 18km walked just to get between 3 of the monuments out of the many

    It was raining all day which didn't make the most fun to sightsee in and the pictures aren't the best due to the lighting

    But it started with a walk to the Sacre Coeur Basilica which has amazing panoramic views of Paris of which I just saw clouds but the building itself was very very pretty

    Then off to the Arc de Triomphe and another stroll up the opposite end of the Champs Élysées past more of the expensive stores like Louis Vitton and Gucci
    This was again quite surreal to see in real life and it is very pretty also

    Then another stroll to the Notre Dame which is interesting, the design on the side is very different to other cathedrals but it as still an amazing piece of architecture

    Another stroll home and after a trip to the supermarket for a cheap dinner I'm in bed at 7.30 as my legs feel like they are going to fall off😊
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  • Day9

    Lille to Paris

    September 4, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    An early start to the day to avoid the peak hour traffic as we drove into Lille to drop our hire car back. Driving bit of the holiday done and dusted for a few weeks now. Just over an hour later we were in Paris and checking into our lovely AirBnB in the Montmartre district. Glen and Jeff were joining us in Paris and are staying right next door in a hotel. After a leisurely luncheon in our little kitchen with supplies from the supermarket just down the street, we ventured out and up the hill to Sacré-Cœur Basilica.

    We then wandered around the Montmartre district, the obligatory photo at the Moulin Rouge, and then ended up wandering back down a street filled with adult shops which was probably not the right sort of scenery for our children! I heard Kate saying to Craig "Daddy, that doesn't look like a very good shirt to buy" in response to a scantily clad mannequin in the window shop. I think we escaped unscathed with what could potentially have been some rather awkward questions!
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  • Day12

    Paris - Passages and Galleries

    September 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    One sight I was really looking forward to was the covered Passages of Paris. There are only about 20 or so remaining - glass covered arcades dating back for the most part to the 19th century, each with their own unique characteristics. Some where more well preserved than others, but each was fabulous in its own way. The shops inside were also wonderful, including one that only sold umbrellas/parasols and walking sticks! One passage in particular had mosaic floor tiles which were worn and uneven and just lovely. I think we went through 5 or 6 passages all up.

    Which brings us to Galleries Lafayette - OMG David Jones, eat your heart out. The French just know how to do stuff on a spectacular scale! I did have some delusional thought early on of needing to buy Kate a singlet. Hmmm, don't think a children's department consisting of Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Gucci and the like, is likely to stock the humble Chesty Bond singlet in white! The interior to this building is a feast for the eyes. It is hard to see how you could get tired of working in this building really.
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  • Day3

    Place du Terte

    September 1, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Not too far from the Sacre Coeur Basilica is Place du Terte. This was recommended in a few online travel guides but I do think it is now too touristy - yes, an ironic statement coming from a tourist. It is a public square known for its many street artists and Renoir, Dali, Van Gogh all lived in apartments and honed their skills as artists here.

    While it was nice for a quick walk around and I did enjoy some of the 'works' on the surrounding walls and alleys, it isn't somewhere I would say is a "must do" in Paris.
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Paris 18 Buttes-Montmartre, Μονμάρτρη, מונמארטר, モンマルトル, 75018, 蒙馬特

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