Category: Paris

Paris – Day 6 – Chateau de Versailles and the palace gardens

Morning Sleep in. Go for a walk and look in local stores. Afternoon – A trip to Chateau de Versailles. Versailles, built 12 miles from Paris, was the residence of Kin Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. The first phase of building works took place between 1664 and 1710. Each king the enlarged, enhanced …

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Paris – Day 5 – Expedition by metro and on foot

Sunny again. This means we made another walking tour of Paris: A quick trip by metro to Hotel de Ville and then a nice tour of Ille-de-Cite, including the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, and a visit to the Latin quarter on the left bank of the Siene. We has some lunch in Latin Quarter. …

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A rainy day in Paris.

Rainy day in Paris A very good day to sleep in, organise a little. In the evening, a get together with Bart, the cruise manager and listen to the initial briefing.

Paris – Day 3 – An expedition on foot

A foot expedition: The route Our route today was a loop around 6.5 Km in total. Starting from the hotel we headed towards the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower, the took a river cruise along the Sienne, then walked from Eiffel Tower along the river shore to Place de L’Alma, and along Avenue Geroge V …

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A lunch with friends at Moret-sur-Loing

A day-trip to┬áMoret-sur-Loing How did this come about? One work colleagues, Steven Firth, has decided that as pert of his retirement and break from work, and the real world, he will get a yacht and go around various places in the world. As it happened he purchased a yacht in Gibraltar. The yacht is a …

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Paris – Day 1 – The Arrival

Arc de Triumphe from ave. Foch

Flight ZUR to CGD (Paris) After a short stop over in Zurich we flew into Paris – Charles de Gaulle Airport (CGD). The flight was relatively short and straightforward, and once again the SWISS International Airlines were very good about getting us here smoothly and in comfort. This is the last of the long haul …

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