So we arrive by the Eurostar through the chunnel ( my ears went wonky!) to the City of Lights
and Love ( not to mention wine and great food!!)
It took us a day to get our bearings here with the subways and language, before my French kicked in, we are supposedly a bilingual country in Canada!
climbing to heaven
Sacre Coeur,the most breathtaking and beautiful of all churches but sadly no photos are allowed.
For a virtual visit http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen/fullscreen24.html
we took advantage of the "hop on- hop off" tour buses that run every 15 minutes. You can buy an all day ticket for 15 euros ( approx)
Notre Dame de Paris, be prepared to fight the crowds and queues which are almost claustrophobic and I must confess in the unusually hot weather this summer Paris didn't always smell very nice
Ste. Chapelle - a jewel box!!
Both Notre Dame and Ste. Chapelle are found on Ile de la Cite in the middle of the Seine
We did not get to see the Louvre this time around, very long lineups and unbearable heat. Next time online tickets are a must!
The Catacombs of Paris, and Pere Lachaise Cemetery
This necropolis is full of the bones of emptied graveyards going back to the 1700's, including many who died of plague, placed carefully and reverently five stories below ground in this immense vault. It takes an hour to go through it. Not for the faint of heart!
Tree lined avenues of Pere Lachaise
which turned out quite refreshing on a hot day
Famous graves including Voltaire, Piaf, - philosophers, singers, writers and statesmen
Oscar Wilde, still controversial. They had to encase in glass his tomb as people kept marking it with lipstick kisses. He is one of my favourite writers.
offerings and grafitti included
Non, je ne regrette rien!!- Piaf