Holiday Inn Paris-Porte De Saint-Ouen Hotel
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A big day today, started off with L'Open Tour, which is French for HOHO bus, the first leg drove around the Latin quarter which we pretty much walked yesterday.
Jumped off and swapped routes at Placa Charles De Gaulle where we got our first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. On this route we visit Placa De La Concorde, the square where Madam Guillotine was very popular for a while, The Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Arc De Triiomphe and the Trocadero ...
Today was a fun day. We woke up around seven, and left our hotel around 8. We drove around for about an hour trying to find a parking spot, because all the parking garages were too small, we thought, but we finally ended up fitting. However, we were lucky because that garage led to a much smaller line than the regular line. Like, 2 hours shorter than the other line. So we were able to see the mona lisa, and a bunch of terra cotta jars, and a bunch of Egyptian artifacts and stuff. Then ...
... in Dublin was super easy and as we boarded the plane it really set in. Anyone that has ever travelled with me knows how much I HATE planes. I thought that I was bad, but am now the one telling Julia that its fine and every bump, screech, and moments where I am terrified that the plane is going down are instead filled with reassurance to Julia that we are fine. To say the least, its bizarre and you wouldn't believe it, but I guess it is good since I ...
... painted to show Napoleon’s audacity because he against tradition put the crown on his own head. We looked around the rest of the gallery and found many other famous and impressive artworks. Working our way around we had soon made our way back to the main hallway and took the side path towards the exit. The side path turned out to be an exhibit on roman statues and busts. One of my favourites was a collection of four giants all in the same pose looking down ...
... on only the first day of the Allied offensive in July.
The rail line also took us very near Compiègne which is where, in rail car under the cover of a forest, German officers signed the armistice that finally ended the fighting in 1918, setting the stage for the harsh Treaty of Versailles, which set in motion the developments leading to the Second world war only twenty years later.
So many important historic events happened in this relatively ...
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