Travel Blogs from Paris, France

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Happy Bastille Day!, Paris, France travel blog

Happy Bastille Day!

A travel blog entry by romero

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... - which made it that much better! It was very romantic as well - the perfect way to end a 3 month honeymoon!! Only in Paris! Anyway, when the lights finally stopped, it was total chaos with everyone in thecrowd trying to leave at the same time. We ...

Sorry, I don't do cemeteries.., Paris, France travel blog

Sorry, I don't do cemeteries..

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... of a hill in Paris, feeling like an anorak wearing trainspotter. "What a stupid idiotic way to spend a beautiful afternoon in Paris", I said out loud, and proceeded to stroll down the hillside laughing at myself all the way to the gates of the ...

Paris, Paris, France travel blog

Paris

A travel blog entry by jelg

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Et bin oui, je suis a Paris! C'est beau, c'est fun, j'ai pas l'gout d'ecrire aujourd'hui, je serai donc bref! :) Super soiree avec des quebecoises hier, depart pour Montreal demain. J'ai hate de revenir au Quebec, hate de revoir mes amis, ma famille, ...

Walking through Paris in my shorts, Paris, France travel blog

Walking through Paris in my shorts

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Down to Rodin's garden, and up to Sacre Coeur., Paris, France travel blog

Down to Rodin's garden, and up to Sacre Coeur.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... almost breathed a sigh of relief when you walked back out into the open air, It was pleasant strolling back down the hillside, and later sitting on the metro on my way home I felt that it had been a good day in Paris         ...

Walk from the Louvre to the Grande Palais  (1), Paris, France travel blog

Walk from the Louvre to the Grande Palais (1)

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... to cut this blog into two parts. I have already come to the conclusion that there is no city on earth that can match Paris for its historical  grandeur and opulence and what I saw on Friday just confirmed it for me. Getting off the metro before the ...

Galleries, Paris, France travel blog

Galleries

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... old railway station that was built in the 1900's and converted into a museum in 1986. The best thing about museums/galleries in France, is that the buildings themselves are great to look at. The Louvre is a classic example of this, and this place doesn't ...

Even hotter, Paris, France travel blog

Even hotter

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... and a final sprint to the ticket office and MAF just caught his country train with seconds to spare. For our last night in Paris, the BOSS and I decided to get cold chicken and salad and go and sit by the river. However, our chicken/salad shop was ...

Preface: although we are back home we ..., Paris, France travel blog

Preface: although we are back home we ...

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... now, on June 6th 1944 the Allies of WW2 invaded the beach in a bloody assault which would secure a foot hold in northern France and eventually feed enough troops into Europe to free it from it's oppressors, the Nazis. The coast line is extremely long, ...

In an old house in Paris...., Paris, France travel blog

In an old house in Paris....

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... the Middle Ages we walk to the Hotel de Sully on Rue St Antoine in the Marias, which is the centre for national monuments in France. Cath exchanges the book and we walk to Place de Voges, a lovely 17th century square of houses with an arcade on the ...

Paris seems softer and more muted than Spain, Paris, France travel blog

Paris seems softer and more muted than Spain

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... I needed some toiletries and teabags and stuff. But it was a nice little town to wander around and a lovely introduction to France The second day I took a 20 minute metro ride into the centre of Paris and along with a few hundred other tourists checked ...

Sorry Pompidou I misjudged you., Paris, France travel blog

Sorry Pompidou I misjudged you.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... all the brightly coloured pipes on the outside, and many people think is an abomination compared to most public buildings in Paris) Tripadvisor rates the orangery #12 out of 730 attractions in Paris, because it has two large oval rooms which have walls ...

Prostitutes, modernist architecture and jazz, Paris, France travel blog

Prostitutes, modernist architecture and jazz

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... so Cath can get some rest. We journey out to Poissy at the far western end of the RER line A, some 33kms from Paris. I have a confession to make. I am a tart for modernist architecture so we are going to Poissy this morning to visit Villa Savoye, a ...

Arc de Triomphe & a stroll to the Petite Palais, Paris, France travel blog

Arc de Triomphe & a stroll to the Petite Palais

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... 1806 the first foundation stone was laid on the Triumphal Arch that Napoleon ordered to be built to honour his Grand Army of France that at the time had won battles all over Europe. Due to a number of setbacks, including Napoleons abdication and major ...

I was impressed by Mr. Eiffel's tower., Paris, France travel blog

I was impressed by Mr. Eiffel's tower.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... I am in awe of the men who built it in the first place, and those who have maintained it for the last 130 years.  Paris was the perfect city to build such a tower because it has such a flat topography and from on high the monuments and avenues stand ...

Montmartre, Shopping, and Afro Cuban music!, Paris, France travel blog

Montmartre, Shopping, and Afro Cuban music!

A travel blog entry by romero

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After a quick breakfast of the fabulous French sandwiches, we headed off to the Montmarte area of Paris for some more exploring. The weather is still not the greatest, but the rain stopped after an hour or so. Our first stop was the Sacre Couer ...

Days 1 and 2 in Paris, Paris, France travel blog

Days 1 and 2 in Paris

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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Arrived in Paris - 12 hours after leaving Tokyo - and landed safely at Charles De Gaulle airport. It's raining!! But, our luggage arrived all safe and sound with us. Took a 45 minute taxi ride to our hotel - La Tremoille - which is a couple of blocks ...

I did it, I did it, I did the Louvre!!, Paris, France travel blog

I did it, I did it, I did the Louvre!!

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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It took me five and a half hours, but I did it. When i was at high school I hated sports, well to be honest I didn't like sports but I really hated Cross Country Running. At certain times of the year we were made to run what seemed like a marathon, ...

On a wet Sunday you go to the Mall, eh!, Paris, France travel blog

On a wet Sunday you go to the Mall, eh!

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... metro trip just to see it. The second reason I wanted to go to the mall (which has 250 shops in it) was because In France the government only allows retailers to hold sales twice a year to quit seasonal stock, and the summer sales start this weekend. (It ...

France, Boulogne, France travel blog

France

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... drive slowly (not for the reasons of the old car and its ability but because we wanted to meet up with friends etc )through France, into Spain and then do some serious house hunting. 'House' being the operative word, as chances are we would be looking ...

THE LAST PART, Paris, France travel blog

THE LAST PART

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... even count on a single day." The Catacombs freaked out Elaine. We spent my 25th birthday in little Amboise, France. A puzzle-picture-perfect "chateau" (castle) stood with orange-and-red decorations upon its base of little leaping aqueducts. ...

You can't do Paris without doing Versailles!, Paris, France travel blog

You can't do Paris without doing Versailles!

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... to try and keep it manageable I had to cut 160 photos down to about 45. I am so pleased to have ended my visit to Paris with a visit to such a special place. It is definitely up there in the top 10 places in the world. Unfortunately that just means that ...

Yoyo's T & T, Paris, France travel blog

Yoyo's T & T

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... be struck by lightning. I agree with those who say that the cathedral at Chartres is the best example of a Gothic church in France, better than Notre Dame. After the service we light a candle, take a turn around the nave and transept then lunch at Le ...

Biking round Paris, Paris, France travel blog

Biking round Paris

A travel blog entry by greenfamily

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... an easy, funny way and kept us informed and entertained the whole time. We cruised around the streets and sidewalks of Paris seeing all sorts of famous landmarks - the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Tuileries Gardens, Ecole Militaire (where Napoleon trained), ...

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Paris on "Merci" and "Bonjour"

A travel blog entry by orangenemo

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... to sell me and Mike drugs. The first time was in DC at Union Station where some guy pulled out some crack rocks. The guy in Paris, though, spoke every language except English so I spoke to him in Spanish, but he just wanted to sell us some hash so we said ...

To Paris!, Paris, France travel blog

To Paris!

A travel blog entry by romero

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... hour. It sucks that we had to pay so much money though for crappy seats! Oh well! When we arrived at the Paris Nord train station, everything seemed very hectic around us. People were everywhere and the signs were all slightly confusing. We ...

Bon Jour Mon Ami!, Paris, France travel blog

Bon Jour Mon Ami!

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... La Protest! Well, after a long day of roving museums and supporting protesters it was time to experience another side of Paris. No visit would be complete (or allowed) without The Romantic Dinner! We found a lovely little Brassierie and sat down ...

Popping over to London for a show, Paris, France travel blog

Popping over to London for a show

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... most people would offer her some money for a real gold ring. She then tells Cath that she can't sell it because she is in France illegally which could be true. At this point Cath is tweaking to the scam and gives the ring back. Hooked briefly, but not ...

Nibbling around the edges, lasts longer that way., Paris, France travel blog

Nibbling around the edges, lasts longer that way.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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... week, when I have a month to spend here. Thanks to Tripadvisor I have worked out how to prolong the pleasure of discovering Paris. By bringing up a place like for instance Notre Dame Cathedral and clicking onto the map, you can then click on things to do ...

On the road again..., Paris, France travel blog

On the road again...

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... sleep in right before the end: tragic! Lauren, the girl who was meeting us, told us horrible things in her opening description of France and what to expect. Phrases such as "don't look people in the eye" and "never stop for a bum (homeless person)" ...

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