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We had a bit of a sleep in this morning, breakfast at the hotel and then worked out where we were to go today. We first caught the subway to central Paris and had a short walk to Musee De L’Armee to look at Saint Louis Des Invalides Chapel and the tomb of Nepoleon.
The Chapel first commenced construction in 1676 and was altered later for Nepoleon’s tomb, it is well designed giving an even amount of light throughout the building filled with paintings and statues.


We left the museum and travelled the underground to St Germain, we have become quite good at travelling the Paris underground! We had lunch at a very nice café then joined a Walking tour about the French revolution. The tour walked down streets and laneways where meetings were held, key people from the rebellion had lived and died, where the guillotine was made and many other things. It was interesting to find that many things other than rebellions happened during the revolution such as standardising on the metric system. They did also try to change the calendar to metric with a 10 day week but it wasn’t very popular. The tour was quite good.


After the tour we walked back to the Palace of Luxembourg gardens where there was a jazz concert on and in the centre water pond people were sailing small toy yachts that you could hire. There were a lot of people on the gardens just sitting around in the chairs provided.


We walked then back around the Pantheon and found a nearby street with fountains that had a number of restaurant’s so we stopped for there for dinner and a cocktail! It was a warm night so it was nice to eat outside.

From there we walked back to the Hotel to drop off some gear then walked around different parts of town. There are so many restaurants and cafés it’s hard to believe they all could survive yet most of them are filled with people. We walked down a couple of areas that have small lanes filled with restaurants and shops, they looked quite good at night with all the lights on.


Posted by cbrewster 14:14 Archived in France

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