Place Joachim-du-Bellay

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  • Day27

    Scooters around Paris

    July 24, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We had planned to catch the Big Bus around Paris today. This was scuttled when we found a way of hiring motorised scooters which we could ride around and drop off anywhere. They are battery operated and really a great way of getting around Paris.

    We rode them past Notre Dame and had a look at this 900 year-old cathedral which is so famous and has seen a lot of history, including two world wars in the last hundred years.

    We rode the scooters to the Army Museum and Napoleon's Tomb. We spent a couple of hours in these amazing places. The army museum has the most amazing collection of Medieval armour and weapons in the world. The Spanish Army Museum in Toledo is extraordinary, but the collection in the Paris Army Museum is even better.

    We then located some more scooters and rode them to Place de Trocadero to see the Eiffel Tower from another perspective. From there we walked to the Arch de Triumph to see the amazing arch and the crazy roundabout. We walked through the underpass and stood in the middle of the roundabout and saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame which is located directly below the arch.

    We travelled by train back to our apartment for a bit of a break after that energetic day.
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  • Day27

    An Evening in the Marais District

    July 24, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    I went for a wander in the Marais district of Paris at about 7:00 pm. This is the famous Jewish district of Paris and has narrow streets and lots of character. There are restaurants and all kinds of stores, including Jewish shops, selling all kinds of food and goods. Some of the most exclusive brands and boutiques have outlets in this area. It is also fascinating to see little bookshops and niche clothing stores. The Falafel outlets which are famous in this district are also hard to resist, so I didn't. I ordered and received a lamb schwarma which was delicious.

    The Pompidou Centre, the Place des Voges and the Jewish Synagogue are all locations I walked past. There were also plaques outside schools which acknowledged the hundreds of children that were relocated by the Germans (Allemande) to Nazi war camps during world war two and never seen again.

    The Marais District is one of the areas of Paris that one can just wander through and marvel at the history oozing from every building and doorway. It is an amazing district of Paris.
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  • Day4


    November 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    McRoyale with Cheese anyone? And pop with a bendy straw. Their monopoly game pieces are weird. It looks like I won 100 dollars of monopoly money. IDK.

  • Day4

    Outlet Mall?

    November 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Just wandered here by accident... There were huge Lego display windows at the Lego store. Those Lego people in the display were almost as big as me!

  • Day71

    Eze and Monaco

    November 10, 2015 in France ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    We woke up and had breakfast in our little apartment then set off to catch the bus to Eze, a medieval perched village 30 minutes from Nice. It took us ages to find the bus stop but we found it and hoped a bus would come. The bus rolled up and we were on our way. The views along the coast were incredible. We reached Eze and headed for the garden at the top. We strolled for a while, enjoying the views. We then walked through the village - it was like stepping into a movie set. We then walked down the terrifying nietzsche path to Eze train station. It took about an hour and was mostly loose rocks with some stairs. Two stations on the train brought us to Monaco. It was super clean and the port was filled with expensive boats. We walked up to the famous casino and found somewhere to have lunch. They are doing a lot of roadwork in Monaco at the moment. Tired from our big day we caught a bus back to Nice and strolled along the Promenade De anglais to get to our apartment. We rested for a bit, enjoyed some champagne then headed to the old town for dinner. Had zucchini dumplings to start then ravioli for the main. Mine was in a traditional sauce - daube. We shared some rose wine. Creme brulee and chocolate mouse finished a good meal.Read more

  • Day3

    59 Rue de Rivoli

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

    While we were walking around Rue de Rivoli, we saw this building and didn't know what to make of it. We thought that it was just another store but, when I looked it up later on the internet, I found out that it was actually a very interesting sounding museum. I wish that we had known what this place was. I would have liked to see it.Read more

  • Day11

    Beaujolais Camping

    May 28, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Well, this campground isn't quite as upscale as Paris... Only two showers and the temperature never moved above "cool", but we're only here for one night. It does have some great green space though, so a bunch of us tossed the frisbee around for a couple of hours before dinner.

    I was on "cookey" duty, which is some sort of Australian slang for the people that help Angus (our personal camping chef) prepare meals. I put together a salad (greens, chick peas, tomatoes, freshly squeezed lemons, and olive oil) for the group, but don't worry, I received detailed instructions.

    Tonight will be a pretty early night because we're on the road bright and early tomorrow morning for the trek to Barcelona!

    Woke up to this morning to some serious rain, so we had to adjust our pack up plan. Originally, we were to have our tents ready for loading by 6:50, but we had breakfast first and tried to wait out the rain. The rain did slow down, but we definitely rushed tear down to minimize the wetness.
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  • Day69

    Bonjour Nice

    November 8, 2015 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    After a much needed sleep in we had breakfast and packed our bags. We set off for the train station for our next city, Nice. After a short delay we were on the train. We were luckily on the right carriage as in Marseilles we said Au revoir to half of our train. The journey from here to nice was very picturesque along the coast. We checked in to our aparthotel which has an interesting set up - living room and bathroom downstairs and bed in the loft above, up a winding stair case. Oh fun! Had Italian for dinner as it's very popular here - two pizzas and 25ml of wine for €30. Pizzas were huge! Off to explore the coast days are tiring.Read more

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Place Joachim-du-Bellay, Cimetière des Innocents

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