Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hoilday instalment #4 - Paris part 1

Back again.... hope you are enjoying my trip despite the long posts!!!!

PARIS..... what can I say.... I LOVE this city....  we did so much and saw so much I'll split it up a bit as I really want to show why I loved this city....

We arrived by train... so quick from London to Paris.... and such pretty scenery on the way through France.   We arrived at Gard de Nord and found our way to the Metro... couldn't see our street on the map but knew it was called Hotel Central Saint Germain.... so took the underground to St Germain Notre Dame stop.. well that was a bit too far.... so had to walk for ages to find the hotel - off a side street off Boulevard Saint Michel  near the Sarbonne church. 
Isn't that just a spectacular sight.  It was taken at 9.00pm in the evening.

Next morning it was up and a walk over to Notre Dame to jump on the Hop On, Hop Off bus for a tour round the city to get our bearings......... once round to see everything then returning to the square outside Notre Dame to eat our bread and cheese ( snitched from the breakfast at the hotel)
this is one incredible church.  I have only show a few of the heaps of photos I took.... I found it so stunning.  We lit a candle and said some prayers for SIL Mary...
After visiting Notre Dame we walked along the Seine to the Louvre gardens and just sat taking in all the building, statues and the whole Louvre scene.
Had fun in the late afternoon sitting at a sidewalk cafe/bar that was on a corner.. just watching the traffic.....  chaos to say the least....
Next day we caught the bus again, this time getting off at the places we wanted to see.... me - I wanted to walk past all the designer shops.... Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuttion  - Peter to see the Ritz... ( of course I had to take his pic outside of the Ritz)
Next stop - along the Champs- Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe.  What an incredible structure.  I admired the statues and the tomb of the Unknown Solider and then we walked up to the top and looked back down the Champs-Elysees.
Back on the bus to the Trocadero stop and after lunch outside the Palais de Chailot it was a nice walk over to the Eiffel Tower for a visit,......  but I leave that till the next instalment!!!!   Be sure to come back tomorrow~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks for stopping by

10 comments:

Deirdre said...

Dawn this is fab... I adore Paris too and have been to all the places you featured today. So lovely to see the sun shining in all your photos. Looks like you had a ball. I love Notre Dame too.. beautiful building and amazing windows and candles everywhere. Beautiful. Looking forward to the next installment. TFS

Heather Maria said...

Oh Dawn, I've enjoyed taking a trip back with you to my favourite city in the world! Looks like you got to see lots of places around Paris - there are just so many wonderful places to visit there!

CinnamonSally said...

Thank you Dawn for sharing your trip, I love seeing all your photos, can't wait for the next installment!!

Virginia L. said...

Love the post, Dawn! I LOVE Paris (was there in 2007)! Your photos remind me to go back again...:)

Tiffany said...

Everything just looks so magical and romantic there! Pretty greens and blue skies! The environment looks so clean!

Sue said...

As with other followers Dawn, Paris brings back memories for me,you have even taken very similar photos to what I have! I hope you did not have to queue too long for the Eiffel tower. I am enjoying the posts and they are not too long.

Barb said...

Well, I have NOT been to Paris like almost everyone else. . .but I really enjoyed reading about it here! The photos are awesome, Dawn! Sounds like you so enjoyed it there! I'll be back for more...!

Lin said...

We lived in Luxembourg in 1979 and often took the train to Paris for a weekend then....you're bringing back many fond memories! Would love doing this again! Except our boys were 2 and 4 at the time, so everything was done with at least 1 stroller; think I'd pass on that this time :)

Suzanne C said...

Wow such wonderful pictures! Great tour of Paris. :)

donna mikasa said...

This is the next best thing to visiting Paris! Such gorgeous weather, too!