Paris

Paris is simply a beautiful city with a distinctive architecture. Following are a few of my favorite pictures from our one month stay in Paris. I have included only pictures of Paris. I will put pictures from our Paris side trips on a separate page. I know there is some programming gibberish under several of the pictures. I don’t know what caused it and I can’t get rid of it.

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Luxembourg Palace in Luxembourg Gardens. The palace is the home of the French Senate

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Kids love to sail boats on the pond in front of Luxembourg Palace. They are wind powered. The kids are running around the fountain to collect their boat when it reaches the edge.

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Sacre-Couer as seen through the clock of the Musee d’Orsay

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The stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle

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The Eiffel Tower at sunset

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The Eiffel Tower at night. It didn’t get dark until about 10:30 PM and we had a half hour walk back to the apartment, so we never saw the flashing lights which are on the hour.

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The Arc de Triumph

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The Petit Palace built for the 1900 Universal Exposition. It is now an art museum and is not very petite.

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Place des Vosges in the heart of the Marais, the Jewish section of France

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The Eiffel Tower with a small Statue of Liberty on the island to the left.

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Luxembourg Gardens and Palace

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The balcony of the Musee d’Orsay. This was our favorite museum in Paris.

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The Louvre from the balcony of the d’Orsay

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Jacquemart-Andre Museum. This art museum/house was another of our favorite museums.

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A pair of double circular stairs in the sun porch of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum

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Fresco from the Jacquemart-Andre Museum

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A Paris park

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Sacre-Couer

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Love Locks on a bridge across the Seine. Part of the railing of this bridge collapsed while we were there from the weight of the locks.

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Notre Dame Cathedral

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The Seine

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The Alexander III Bridge. The most ornate bridge crossing the Seine in Paris

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Paris Military School

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Napoleon’s Tomb

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National Archives

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Carnavalet Museum

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Notre Dame Cathedral from the back

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Palais-Royale Shopping Center. I know it looks like a park, but the stores surround and enclose the park.

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The Stairs to Montmartre

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The Rose Line in Saint-Sulpice Church Referenced in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. The history stated in the novel is fictional.

3 thoughts on “Paris”

  1. Another good post, Bruce!

    I’m interested in how you planned your trip, since Larry and I are hoping to have a similar adventure next year. Would you mind sharing a bit about the process? How did you decide where to go and in what order? How are you managing the Schengen limits? Did you map out your entire itinerary before you left home, including how long you would stay in each place? Did you book all your apartments well in advance, or are you doing that as you go? I hope you don’t mind all the questions! If you’ve already addressed them, please refer me to the post. I’m just trying to figure out how to do this! Thanks! ~Kaye

  2. Lovely…it reminds me of our short time there. What a jewel of a city. And tell Susan she will have to share her secrets of how she continues to look chic after months of travel!

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