Parc Buttes Chaumont Hotel
Travel Blogs from Paris
... inscriptions referring to the Empire's great victories. Surrounding the Tomb, twelve "Victories" sculpted by Pradier symbolise Napoleon's military campaigns. 8 famous victories are inscribed on the polychrome marble floor. In the circular gallery, a set of 10 bas-reliefs sculpted by Simart depict the main achievements of his reign: pacification of the nation, administrative centralisation, State Council, Civil Code, Concordat, Imperial University, court of accounts, ...
Today we went on a bike tour across Paris to a few parks, monuments and museums, to get a feel for Paris and learn about some of the history. We went with Fat Tire Bike Tour and they were fantastic, great service and great staff. Riding in Paris is so different to another place as it is all flat, Napoleon had it flattened which made our tour so much easier! He had the city flattened to re build and structure Paris with everything inlined with ...
... The Marché des Enfants Rouges was a market we had seen on an SBS TV show, but in real life it appeared much smaller. It was not busy when we were there (late morning), which meant it was easy to meander around. It wasn't just a fresh food market as we had expected, it also had a great variety of stalls selling hot food. After we left here we walked until we reached Hôtel de Ville, which is the town hall for Paris. Across the road we found a place for ...
... and drink.
Explored all the side allies ,enthralled by all the magnificent buildings, arriving back at our hotel just in time for dinner. At least they eat a bit earlier here than in Spain!
27/5. Up early again - last day in Paris - a couple more "must dos". Arrive at Notre Dame just as they open the doors. 2 people in front of us. We land right in the middle of morning mass- observe for a while. Guy was most impressed! At least not the conspicuous wealth on ...
... which the Phantom was based gave us a 2 hour feast of oohs and aahs as we admired the special crafts of long gone artisans. Last night was a meal at the Eiffel tower which was splendid and conducted with military precision followed by a Seine cruise as a nightcap. We leave the excellent Opera Marriott at 11am to join our bullet train to Amsterdam where we spend tonight on our two ...
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