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  • Day89

    Gourmets und Genüsse ;-)

    September 19 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    ...nach dem vergangenen Tag, wo uns auch die Vergänglichkeit nochmals bewusst wurde, sind wir nun mitten im Pariser Flair auf dem Wasser der Seine unterwegs und verwöhnen unsere Geschmacksnerven ☺️

    Die Bootsfahrt im schwimmenden Restaurants 🥰 eine Überraschung von Nicky ❤️

  • Day17

    Barcelona - > Paris

    July 19 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Nach 8 Jahren mal wieder in Paris gewesen und geguckt, ob alles noch so steht, wie es einmal stand.
    Wie im Film, Buch oder Ähnliches, sind wir mit dem Nachtzug nach Paris. Das heißt, im auch ganz schönen Toulouse einschlafen und dann aufwachen mit einer Aussicht auf den Eiffelturm (ok, ok, ganz so Bilderbuch mäßig wars dann doch nicht und unser Abteil war arschkalt...)
    Alles ist immernoch genauso künstlerisch, abwechslungsreich und par(ad) isisch, nur ein paar Sachen wurden der Skyline hinzugefügt und unsere Dame glänzt natürlich nicht so toll wie sonst.
    Pain au chocolat und Baguettes waren super und es war toll, endlich mal wieder in einem Land zu sein, wo man (fast) alles versteht...
    Ach und "Dönner" gibts dort auch.. (Bild 3)
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  • Day4

    First full day in paris

    September 3 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Today we went on a four hour bike tour, it was leisurely and fun. Our tour guide stopped at some sites and told us some interesting facts about them. Did you know that around 1889 you had to pay 1 month of an average persons salary to climb the Eiffel tower and at the bottom of the tower you could buy replicas of the eiffel tower. We learned that souvenirs were not new to Paris as 90 years earlier, during the French Revolution, you could buy a handkerchief dipped in the blood of royals that had their heads cut off. We also had lunch at a garden that was 500 years old it was so pretty.

    Written by Neve
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    Aujourd'hui on est allé sur un tour de vélo qui était 4h long c'etait amusant. Des fois notre guide a arrêté à des sites il nous a dit des choses intéressants appropo du site. Est-ce que tu savait que dans 1889 si tu voulait aller sur la tour Eiffel tu aura besion de payer 1 mois du salaire moyenne. Au bout du tour Eiffel tu pourait acheter un repleca du tour Eiffel. Les souvenir n'ete pas nouveau en Paris, 90 annes aven que la tour Eiffel ete constuit tu pourer acheter un mouchoir qui était tranché dans le sang des royales qui têtes éte coupes. On a aussi mangé notre dinner dans un jardain qui est 500 annés.
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  • Day6

    Day of the Dead

    September 5 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Yesterday, we had the chance to explore the Saint-Germaine area where we're staying. There are lots of little souvenir shops with mini Eiffel towers and macarons. We saw the love lock bridge, a bridge covered in locks. People can buy a lock and couples or families sign their names on it, lock it on the bridge and throw the key into the water. The tradition started when a hungarian woman lost her boyfriend. She began locking locks on all the bridges where they had been together. Couples liked the idea and began to do the same thing, eventually the french saw the Italians doing it, and decided to do it too.

    Today, we got to try crepes filled with chocolate, caramel or other toppings. We went to visit the Montparnasse cemetery where Simone de Beauvoir, a prominent feminist from the 50s was buried. Afterwards, we went 20m under Paris to visit the Catacombes. We walked through 2km of of skulls and bones with an audio guide giving us the history and facts about the Catacombes. In the early 1800s, there were mass graves in Paris that began to cave in and collapse. Some people's cellars would become flooded with dead bodies. There was also another problem in Paris: some of the buildings were built on top of empty limestone quarries, so the buildings were also collapsing. The government decided on a solution for both problems, they filled the quarries with the bones of the dead from some of the cemeteries. Eventually, the catacombes opened for the public, but it it believed that the are 200km of tunnels under the city that are closed to the public.

    Trivia question: Which costs more? A fresh baguette filled with goat cheese, prosciuto and lettuce or a cup of earl grey tea?
    Put your answers in the comments below and we will reveal the answer next week.

    Sophie
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    Hier, on a eu la chance d'explorer la région Saint-Germaine oû nous restons. Il y a beaucoup de petits boutiques de souvenirs avec des petits tours d'Eiffels et des macarons. On a marché sur le love lock bridge, un pont couvert de cadenas. Les gens peuvent acheter un cadenas et les familles ou les couples peuvent mettre leur nom dessus, le verrouiller sur le pont et lancer la clé dans l'eau.

    Aujourd'hui, on a mangé des crêpes remplis de chocolat, caramel ou des autres choses. On a visité la cimitière Montparnasse oû Simone de Beauvoir, une féministe des années 1950s a été enterré. Après, on a allé 20m sous Paris pour visité les Catacombes. On a marché à travers les oses et les cranes avec un guide audio qui nous donnait l'histoire des Catacombes et des faits intéressants. Au début des 1800s, il y avait des charniers qui commencait à s'effondrer. Les sous-sols de quelques personnes devenait remplis avec les corps des personnes morts. Il y avait aussi une autre problème: il y avait des batiments qui étaits construits sur les carrières de calcères vides et les batiments éffondait. Le gouvernement a trouvé un solution pour les deux problèmes, ils ont mis les oses des cimitières dans les carrières. Éventuellement, les catacombes ont ouvert pour le publique, mais des personnes pensent qu'il y a 200km de tunnels sous la ville.

    Question de trivia: Lequel a couté plus? Une baguette fraiche avec du fromage de chèvre, du laittue et du prosciutto, ou une tasse de thé earl grey? Mets ta réponse dans les commentaires et on va dire la réponse la semaine prochaine.
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  • Day7

    Louvre

    September 6 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.
    Neve
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  • Day5

    A day exploring Paris

    August 10 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After a great nights sleep we got ready to go off exploring for the day. We had a Hop on Hop off bus ticket so we made our way to the bus stop, after coffee of course and a croissant or two! Stopped at the Sacre Coeur and walked up the steps to a magnificent building and view. Who needs to go up the Eiffel Tower??

    Back on the bus and past the Opera House, The Louvre and the magnificent grounds. Then we hopped off the bus and started the walk up the Champs Élysées. We wanted to go to a museum or gallery but lesson learnt you need to pre book your tickets. We did come across the Petite Palace where there was an exhibition. Entry was free and there was not a line or a crowd. Hidden treasure. Then walked across the bridge over the Seine and stopped on the banks for a quick lunch of a delicious pizza and a glass of wine.

    We then continued our walk up to the Arc de Triomphe and then we caught a train on the metro and made our way back to the hotel, totally worn out.

    A short nap and now we are off to dinner and the late night show at Moulin Rouge.
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  • Day28

    Paris - part 1

    October 3 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    So some of you know my hesitation in visiting Paris over the recent years just to avoid any unnecessary troubles. All completely absurd given I’ve been living in one of the worlds most “highest alert” cities. But Zac wanted to see the Eiffel tower, so off we went.

    After photos with Arc de Triomphe we wandered the streets, ate croissants and arrived at the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately it was a 2hr queue just to get tickets (in the off season!) so the boys decided we were better off going to find something to eat.

    Loaded with Banana cake and hot chocolate we jumped on the metro to head to the site of Notre Dame. So you can imagine my horror when we pop up from the metro to a scene of dozens of police vans, fire trucks and ambulances... armed forces and streets cordoned off. It was (as we discovered) just moments after a psychologically ill employee had stabbed 4 people in the police HQ before being shot by police himself.

    Establishing it was probably safe, we kept wandering down the Seine leaving the sad scene behind us and onto the Louvre. And then found a great playground... which apparently was the highlight of the day (who needs Paris?)
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  • Day28

    Paris-The Louve.

    September 11 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine.
    An absolute must see in Paris.

  • Day31

    Paris-Notre Dame & Streets

    September 14 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Notre Dame de Paris, also called Notre Dame Cathedral. It is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. Sadly affected by fire, but here it is as we saw it.

  • Day10

    Back to Paris

    June 30 in France ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    Woke up tired...having difficult time going to sleep every night. We have an hour to evacuate our flat in Bayeux - much smoother than the same exercise in London. Fuel up 'gazole' and return the rental. Train is a few minutes late - compartments of eight...only two others at first, but pick up the others at subsequent stops.

    Smooth trip into town, but unfortunately, we cannot check into our flat until 15:00...another two hours. Stop at a Yelp-approved creperie near the train station for lunch. The boys had sweet and I had savory - all quite good.

    Grab an Uber with all our gear, figuring to hang out in a nearby park and buying groceries until the gal could meet us with keys. She texts, saying it will be 16:00 instead...crud. I let her know we are heading toward the flat now, will be waiting nearby, and ask if we can meet her to pick up the keys. Suddenly, she says she can meet us there. Very confusing, but I'm grateful all the same.

    Fourth floor walk-up on a quiet courtyard in Le Marais. I knew it would be cozy, because we had several Airbnb reservations cancelled with big-city crackdowns on unlicensed rentals and I had to rebook us in March. Prioritized central location over size and amenities. However, this place is tiny! Rowan and me sleeping on pull-out sofa in living room, while Tom and Logan share a double bed. Worst equipped vacation rental I've ever seen too...no salt & pepper, oil, dish soap, or even extra pillows. Oh well! Hardly spend time at our place, except dinner-time through breakast (usually too exhausted to leave after a full-day of sight-seeing, so we've prioritized lunch.)

    After the train ride, we all want to stretch our legs, so we walk 15 minutes down to the Seine to check out Notre Dame. From the outside, one could hardly tell there had been a massive fire, except for the missing spire. Some scaffolding and wood, but more looks like a renovation. The immediate vicinity is blocked off though, so difficult to see ground level except for the construction entrance to one side (North, I think). So incredibly sad, although still very beautiful...I had been looking forward to showing the boys the gargoyles and chimeras. Told them they'll have to bring their kids!

    We circumnavigated the cathedral and enjoyed checking out the sights, sounds, and people around the river. The City of Love is all decked out for Pride month and starting to gear up for Bastille Day, only two weeks away! The city seems much grittier than I recall...as Tom said, "it's like the whole place needs a good pressure wash." Definitely more homeless people (in London too), as we also have at home. A shocking amount of graffiti, which is upsetting on such beautiful buildings.

    Stopped at the tourism office to purchase our Museum Passes (kids are free!) Next, we bought groceries from the corner store, cooked up cheese tortellini to eat with an amazing crusty baguette and pain au chocolate (ridiculous at $1/each and oh, so delicious!)

    It is so hot, despite the thermometer saying it's *only* in the high 70s, we all have a tough time falling asleep.
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