Place de la République

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  • Day81


    June 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Bonjour from gay Paris!! Took the Eurostar through the Chunnel and 2 hours later... v'oila! Staying at an awesome apartment on the top (6th) floor of a quintessentially Parisian street in Republique. It was an early 5am London start, so troops were in fatigue mode, but nothing that an hour of PubG Mobile couldn't fix.

    Revived, we mastered the Paris Metro to stroll along Champs-Élysées and climb up the Arc de Triomph. Whole lotta stairs! Think we better get used to that here. The views were worth it!

    Playing tourist in Paris is so easy!

    I'm losing track of days, but no matter. Had a stroll through Nortre Dame cathedral and walked around Left Bank after, admiring the art. The boys chose a few Paris posters to add to their growing collection of cityscapes. Found a park to sit in and have a gelato while listening to a pop-up high school choir with amazing voices sing weird ditties about Ireland that stuck in my head for too long after. Later that night & at the end of our street, we strolled along Canal St Martin, a fantastic long waterway that snakes through Republique. At night everybody emerges with a glass of wine and sits on the edge of the canal for a few drinks. Some people bring instruments and there is spontaneous dancing. Fun vibe.

    Yesterday was 'epic.' We went to the Louvre and walked until our legs hurt. With 5 floors of art, you just can't possibly. However, we saw Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the oldest known sculpture (almost 9,000 years old), mummies, sphinxes... A lot of the French paintings in particular had written histories giving a context around the painting. That was awesome. Napoleon was quite vain.

    Exhausted with tourist fatigue we came home via the local boulangerie which has the best tarts ever! Jesse cooked a vegetarian spaghetti with salad, which we had on the balcony. Spontaneously a huge band started playing on the street below. Within hours more bands popped up, and dancing crowds filled the streets. Drum bands, orchestras... all funky music!! We got our second wind and went out to explore- which culminated in a 11:00pm Eiffel Tower visit! The views of Paris at night were awesome, and they put the sparkly lights on! Rather cold at the top, so hot Nutella crepes after were yummy!!

    The train home was packed with revellers. Happy, drunk Parisians singing loudly. It kept the boys awake & amused long enough to get home. The street party was still going strong (turns out it was a Midsummer festival of music), but we had no problems falling asleep!
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  • Day3

    Marché des Enfants Rouges

    April 16, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We got up bright and early to meet up with Flora's old uni mate from Melbourne. Sherly and Trav moved to the UK for work and were in Paris for the weekend - aahhh.. to be able to jet around Europe on weekends. What an amazing luxury!

    This small market mainly sold fish, fruit and vegetables. Nothing was open yet - Parisians get up surprisingly late! The whole city seems to be asleep until about 11AM. To kill time (and to defrost our tootsies) we walked around the block and sought warm shelter in shops and supermarkets. Our lack of (non-existent) French vocabulary proved to be slightly challenging but our hand-gesturing game was strong.Read more

  • Day6

    S: BDub Eats

    March 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Du Pain at des Idées and a last stroll in Paris...

    This bakery was a nice discovery for us during this trip. We loved all it had to offer from our first visit so fella requested that we had to have some for our last morning before we took off once more - I didn't complain! It was a nice easy walk and a great start to what was about to be a busy day. Safe to say, we had very good viennoiseries this trip (an important task in all of our trips to paris😅) and we will definitely keep coming here if we should ever be back in this lovely city!

    Oh and by the way, the 10th district is the place to stay!!! Loved everything about the area we stayed in...hardly any tourists yet close to the major sight (or at least transportation), and the selection of where locals eat, drink and shop around our flat was in abundance! It really felt like we were living like Parisians...#LifeGoal 😘
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  • Day1

    Place de la République

    December 19, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    It's just over a month since 'Bloody Friday', the night of the ISIS attacks in Paris. With over a 100 people killed at the Bataclan theatre, the nearby public square, 'place de la République', has sprung-up as the impromptu memorial site.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Place de la République, Place de la Republique, Плошча Рэспублікі, Plaza de la República, پلاس دو لا رپوبلیک, כיכר הרפובליקה, Piazza della Repubblica, レピュブリック広場, 레퓌블리크 광장, Plac Republiki w Paryżu, Площадь Республики, Площа Республіки, Quảng trường République, 共和国广场

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