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Monday, 10 February 2014

A Trip to Paris

My partner, B, and I have just spent three days in Paris. Marvellous. Train York to Kings Cross then over the road to the Eurostar. We stayed at the Novotel in Les Halles, the 1st arr., just behind the Louvre so very central.


We were a little worried when this building site was directly outside our room window but this is France, so 4 o'clock and all work stops. We were out all day Friday and no work on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday was a walk through the Marais and Place des Vosges to Pere Lachaise Cemetery.


Place des Vosges

B in playful mood



Hausman, the mid 19th century architect



Heloise and Abelard, reunited in death


Jim Morrison's grave


The artist Gericault

General Wimpfen


Oscar Wilde
Pere Lachaise cemetry is an amazing place, it's a huge site. It took us a while to find Morrison, the grave is very hidden. Wilde was easier. We were there for about three hours until lunch beckoned.

A large part of Saturday was spent in Les Invalides - another blog.

4 comments:

  1. Just a minute - I believe that i am buried in Pere Lachaise…

    I hope you saw my tomb while you were there.

    Regards - MSFoy

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    1. Hahaha, thanks, unfortunately in that sea of stone I missed yours.

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  2. Les Invalides and the Armny Museum are fantastic!
    I was there 3 years ago and made 1000 photos

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    1. I had not been to Les Invalides for 6 or 7 years and I was truly amazed at the difference, the French Govt must have spent a lot of money to upgrade everything, except the catering.

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