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Catching up on the past: Paris

We spent four days in Paris in September 2006 and had a good time. The tourist spots were all good; we went to a number of excellent museums (Musée du Louvre, Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries, Musée d’orsay), climbed up the Eiffel Tower, a couple of Churches (Basilique du Sacre Coeur, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris), a space age cuboid arch (La Défense) and the Arc de Triomphe. When not using the Paris Metro we did a lot of walking including a lovely walking tour of the Montmartre quarter.

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Looking down.

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Stairs inside the Arc de Triomphe.

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A night shoot in the rain

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Cobbled streets of the Montmartre Quarter.

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Basilique du Sacre Coeur.

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Sunset at the Place de la Concorde.

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Keryn and the sunset from Pont Alexandre III.

The only downer was our generally poor choice of restaurants for dinner, from the first night where the waiter turned out to be a Parisian cliché looking down his nose at the patrons who didn’t speak much French to the restaurant chosen for Keryn;s birthday meal which was a poor tourist trap and we had to pass on desert because we knew sundaes from the McDonald’s down the road would be so much nicer. Thankfully we did discover a place that made up for the disappoint and it turned out to be next door to our hotel. We were staying at the Hotel Mayet (small rooms but tidy and quiet) and the revelation next door was called Restaurant La Cadole. The owner/waiter was friendly and talkative, the food not expensive and really tasty. It was a pity the restaurant wasn’t open on our first night.

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Aphrodite, Venus de Milo.

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Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.

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A section of Monet’s Les Grandes Nymphéas (Water Lillies).

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La Défense arch.

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Inside Musée d’orsay.
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