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Place de l'Etoile

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  • Day16

    Triumpfbogen und Champs-Élysée

    July 28, 2020 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute sind wir zum Triumpfbogen gefahren und von dort aus in einen Hop-on-Hop-off-Bus gestiegen, um zu den größten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt zu gelangen. Der Triumpfbogen steht am Ende der Champs Élysée und diese sind wir nach der Tour auch noch entlanggegangen. Es ist die Prachtstraße von Paris.
    Um den Triumpfbogen herum ist ein Riesen Kreisverkehr, der uns total fasziniert hat. Es gibt keinerlei Fahrbahnmarkierungen und es gilt scheinbar die Devise „der stärkere oder schnellere gewinnt“. Hier würde jeder Deutsche Schnappatmung kriegen!
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    Karsten Reinboth

    Jup, fanden wir damals auch beeindruckend, warum es dort nicht ständig ne Vollsperrung gibt, weil der am weitesten innen fahrend nur mit roher Gewalt nach außen kommt, um dem Wirrwar entfliehen zu können...🤣. Dem Wohnmobil zuliebe solltet ihr den Kreisel weitläufig umfahren😎.

    7/28/20Reply
    Neele Reinboth

    Haha ja also mit dem Wohnmobil werden wir da auch nicht reinfahren 😅😅 War schon spannend, als unser Uber-Fahrer da einfach mit Vollgas reingefahren ist. Er meinte, das geht nur schnell. Wenn man langsam fährt, wird das nix 😅😅

    7/29/20Reply
    Karsten Reinboth

    Hihi 😂, das muss man gesehen haben, sonst glaubt man es nicht...

    7/29/20Reply
    Neele Reinboth

    Ja ist ja immerhin der größte Kreisverkehr Frankreichs, in den ganze 12 Straßen münden! 😅

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  • Oct8

    Paris

    October 8, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Paris!

    Unfortunately during our last day in Venice, I have acquired a cold and so we started our first day in Paris slowly. It was also raining the entire day.

    Though everything was stacked against day 1 in Paris, I had a great time. We started with Notre Dame, though it is closed due to the recent fire. It was way bigger then I thought and very gothic architecture.

    We then walked along Champs-Élysées, known for its luxury brands and the finish line of the Tour de France. At the end of this Avenue is the Arc de Triomphe, which is also much large then I thought, it took inspiration from Rome but on a much larger scale.

    And the finish the day off, the Eiffel Tower. As it was a very gloomy day, the pictures do not do it justice. There happened to be a 130 year exhibition on so we got lots of information about it, such as that it used to be Red?
    It is repainted every 7 years and the colour slightly changes each time. At the moment it is a rusty bronze colour.

    We had dinner at a restaurant recommended by our host and of course we had to Snails! They were very chewy but in a delicious butter and garlic sauce. I was pleasantly surprised.

    Tomorrow the Louvre!
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  • Day5

    Paris

    August 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    What a breathtakingly, magical place the city of Paris is. We spent the day on the hop on hop off bus checking out the sites of the city. Some of the highlights were Arc de Triomphe, Sacrè Coeur Basilica and it's views of the city, Musèe d'Orsay which had works by Van Gogh and Monet on display and the Citē de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. We passed Notre Dame but it was all closed off from public access due to repairs. We finished with a sunset cruise on the Seine and watching the sunset at the Eiffel Tower.Read more

  • Day25

    Paris part three. Let's walk up there...

    May 13, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Louvre. Done. Museum d'orsay. Done by 4pm. Now, let's do the Champs-Elysées, Paris' mashup of top end Collins Street shops with Royal Parade width and trees. We walk from the Louvre up to the Arch de Triomphe. Then climb to the top of the Arch for a look at the city.
    By now its dinner time. So we walk back down to the Renault concept store. It had an upstairs restaurant overlooking the action on Champs-Elysées. Rough enough. After the traditional slow service we walk for a 9.30pm train 'home'.
    Big city touring. Simples.
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    Esther Cowen

    WOW. What a day!

    5/16/17Reply
    Paulie Proctor

    This is a very cool photo.

    5/16/17Reply
    Dirk Quartel

    Best round-a-bout in the world. I dare you to hire a push bike and ride around it!

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  • Day9

    Jardin des Tuileries by bike

    June 6, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    It was a cold windy morning with some showers around, but we were awake early so we decided to head for the Tuileries by Velib bike. After brekky in our room we found very good coffee at the nearby Strada Cafe. The Dutch barista on duty had worked in Melbourne.
    We rode to the Tuileries then walked along the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, stopping to warm up with hot chocolate.
    We took the Metro back to our hotel and had a very nice and cheap Portugese chicken lunch at Nossa just around the corner.
    Chaos this afternoon as police sirens sound and roads closed all around us. There was a terrorist incident at Notre Dame Cathedral which is 450m from our hotel. Apparently a nut attacked a policeman with a hammer and was shot. The hundreds of people in the cathedral, who had queued for hundreds of metres to get in, were stuck in there for several hours. The length of the queue was enough to keep us away.
    After dinner we went for a stroll. Nice evening light.
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    Rod Horan

    Hope it has not disrupted you too much. It was on the news here as well.

    6/6/17Reply
    Arabian Nights

    That was a good miss for you guys!

    6/8/17Reply
    Matthew Esler

    Bloody hell... it seems to be a crazy time for terrorism right now. Stay safe.

    6/9/17Reply
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  • Day3

    Fun at the Arc Du Triomphe

    September 23, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    All roads lead to Rome, in Paris it seems more like all roads lead to the Arc Du Triomphe.

    We had loads of fun trying to get the best photos of this amazing arch. I even used the opportunity to get some back stretching in.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day5

    Arc de Triomphe

    November 9, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    We found out later that there's an underground pathway that takes you to the Arc de Triomphe. This actually makes a lot of sense and we should have figured it out ourselves. I guess that we'll have to climb to the top of the arch on our next visit. I'm not sure when that will be but we definitely want to come back to see Paris again!Read more

  • Day6

    Chapeau Ramon

    June 17, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Ramon schaffte 175km inkl. Pausen in 10 Stunden! Und das nach 440km in den ersten drei Tagen. Respekt.
    Als Dank darf er jetzt auch noch die 25km zurück zu unserer Unterkunft fahren.
    Kriegt er wenigstens die 200km noch voll.

    Ich nehme lieber die Metro, mittlerweile kenne ich mich sogar ein wenig mit dem Streckenplan aus 😀

    Morgen früh geht's dann heim mit dem Auto. Kleiner Umweg via Reims ist noch notwendig, in der Hoffnung, dass man sich im Hotel an mich und mein Fahrrad erinnert, das ich gerne mitnehmen würde. 😀
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  • Day5

    Anything for the Shot

    November 9, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    When there was a break in the traffic, I ran out into the street to get this shot. Kathy thought that was too dangerous just for a photo but I really wanted to get a shot like this. I wasn't exactly in the center of the street, like I wanted to be, but I didn't want to push my luck. At least I got something close to what I had in mind.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Place de l'Etoile, Place Charles de Gaulle