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... put on my plaid red shirt and bow tie, and decided to go see Edith Piaf at the Père Lachaise Cemetery again. The last time I went was in January 2011. Père Lachaise is Paris' largest cemetery and hosts famous stars like Jim Morrison, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, etc. I had actually gone to the Cemetery as a last resort last time, after a failed attempt at rediscovering Edith's past in her old neighborhood, Belleville. I thought that there would be tourist shops, ...
... their colour, detail and in some cases the painting itself it was very enjoyable.
The Louvre has some shops underneath it so we enjoyed looking at some of those, Milly made a small purchase form the Swarovski shop to remember Paris and we had lunch in gardens. Lunch was shared with sparrows, which the boys enjoyed feeding from their hand until the pigeons were also attracted and then the rats! Not the most relaxing lunch but entertaining.
We caught the metro from here ...
Our morning began with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel before we headed to the Louvre. The line was short and we easily made it inside. Navigation through the massive galleries was a true test of patience, but we had a great game plan and saw all of our "must-sees" within 2 and a half hours. Our favorite highlights were the Mona Lisa (of course ;) ), Venus de Milo and the other amazing Greek statues, the Napoleon apartments, and the massive tapestries from the ...
France was not my favorite country. As a matter of fact, it might be on the bottom of my list so far in Europe. In defense of the place though, I had a few negative things happen that probably affected my mood.
The first problem cropped up on day 1 in the country after the ship docked in Le Havre. It was mostly my fault because I decided to hang with some crew friends I made on the ship in town rather than head down to the town of Bayeux in Normandy early on as originally ...
... Dame and Kian was exhausted, so he and daddy hired a bike taxi to take them back to the hotel, where Kian fell fast asleep for an afternoon nap. While he slept, Mike edited and uploaded these pictures to date. Enjoy! - - - - - - - - During the bike taxi ride, our cyclist, who spoke much better English than I spoke French, told us we were his very first group that he had brought to the Marais neighborhood in Paris. Normally, all his tourist rides are on the ...