Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sunday in Paris

So many places to see! It was apparent that there were some placeswe wanted to see that we wouldn't get to!

Where we headed to first would depend on the weather. We woke to sun and so went to the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Here is "our " restaurant :)

The garden was packed with joggers and people walking. There was also a nice selection of birds Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Blackcap and Parakeet.

We stopped for a drink at the garden cafe (probably the worst service we had ).

And so on to the Pantheon.It has been a church, mausoleum for the dead of the revolution etc. Whatever it's a lovely building...

The Tour St-Jacques. The church was pulled down in 1802 and the tower used as a weather station.

We headed on to the Georges Pompidou Centre

No intention of looking in . We were just soaking up "the vibe" of the City. We stopped to eat (Omelette and wine) overlooking the Stravinsky Fountain.

We headed to the Jardin des Halles which is now a massive building site ! But the church of St Eustache is amazing.

Unfortunately  I noticed a no cameras sign and so despite others ignoring it I didn't.

We then headed for the Palais Royal

 These young musician are called Classique Metropolitan. They are from the music school and are the first to EVER have me put money into a hat!!

And then to our last meal!! It was a good one though!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Paris Day 3

I really must get Paris completed!! Less than two months and I'll be off to Rome!!

So where were we?

Ah yes a Saturday in Paris.

We started out by heading to St Chapelle, I have to admit that it was one of those places I really wanted to visit and amazing as it is I was a bit disappointed. King's College Chapel Cambridge was more impressive.

And so for a stroll.....

And so the Tulleries Garden's

We had lunch here, a Croque Monsieur and a glass of wine. Probably the worst meal we had but a pleasant spot.

  yes that is a goat!

As it started to rain we went to the Louvre. An amazing museum but I was disapponted with  the Mona Lisa, loads of people just trying to get a picture.