Place de l'Etoile

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  • Day16

    Triumpfbogen und Champs-Élysée

    July 28 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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  • Day2

    Tour Momatre

    June 8, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Los gingst mit dem le Petition Train de momatre .. durch die schönen Gassen des künstlerviertels.... steil bergauf.. bis sacre Tour.. tolle Aussicht über Paris.. bei Sonnenschein....und dann wieder zurückdurch verwinkelte Ecken und schöne Seitenstraßen. Inkl. Weinberg mitten in ParisRead more

  • Oct8


    October 8, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 14 °C


    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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Day8

    Champs Elysees

    June 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    By the time we finished at the Louvre it was late. We were tired, still hot because air conditioning just isn't a thing here, and hungry. No one wanted to look for a restaurant, so we settled for the food court that was in this cavernous place.
    The metro line that we took to get back to the hotel was one that we hadn't taken before. The trains, stations, and safety conditions were obviously better than the others we experienced. The line that we were on the most required the passengers to unlock the doors themselves by a little flip of a handle, and when they did, they flew open. However, the doors did close by themselves, and rather aggressively at that. They don't seem to be concerned about safety features across the board.
    This stop was the #1 line and we got off at the George V station instead of the more complicated Charles de Gaulle stop and it was about 10 steps closer to our hotel. Plus we came out on the Champs-Elysees as the sun was going down. As everyone else went on back to the hotel, I walked down the Champs-Elysees checking out all the shops and restaurants. It is one of the most famous streets in the world and the widest thoroughfare in Paris.
    When Paris surrendered in WWII, Hitler paraded his army right down the Champs-Elysees through the Arc de Triomphe. After the Allied forces drove Germany out, they did the same thing, which you know got under Hitler's skin.
    This is when I went to the edge of the traffic circle and took video of the insanity.
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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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You might also know this place by the following names:

Place de l'Etoile, Place Charles de Gaulle

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