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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Paris – Louvre-Tuileries-Notre Dame

Got up early so I could be at the Louvre when it open at 9:00 am. That worked very well as I saw the Mona Lisa and Venus De Milo right away and just a few people were in front of them. One thing about the Louvre is the crowds can be massive and if […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Paris / Versailles / Eiffel Tower

Had another free continental breakfast at the Marriott. As with all the french restaurants breakfast includes croissants, baguettes, assorted pastries, lunch meats, cheeses, assorted fruits, grain cereals, salad, juices & coffee. I especially like the croissants with chocolate in them. Got on the RER and went to Versailles. The RER is a light rail and […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Paris / Luxembourg Gardens / St. Germain / Seine Cruise

After breakfast a metro trip to the d’Orsay museum. Wonderful paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Renior and others. Some paintings are so large that they had to use scaffolding to complete their work. Sorry no hoots as picture taking was not allowed inside the museum. Then a short metro ride to Jardin du Luxembourg. A […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Paris / Montmartre

Had to change rooms at the Marriott because the 1st room was on an alley and people were not talking but, yelling at 5:00 in the morning. After breakfast onto the Metro to Pere Lachaise cemetery where celebrities are buried. Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Fredric Chopin, and others. Onto Montmartre and the basilica Sacre Coeur. […]