July 18 2013 Paris
This will be a catch up blog of our last few weeks in Europe.We arrived in Paris where we’re staying at camp Bois Du Bolgone.This campground holds about 500 and packed,they have a bus that takes you to the train which is very convienent.We will stay 5 nights here.We have been to Paris before but this is one of our favorite city.The first day into Paris we took bus #69 recommended by Rick Steves.This passes by a lot of places to stop but my main mission was to go to a cemetery,not just any cemetery but the largest and oldest we have ever seen.There are many famous people buried here and here’s some photos.
Others buried here Simone Signoret,Yves St. Montand
The second day into Paris we went to Notre Dam.Again very crowded.Mid July through Aug. is the high tourist season so if your going a different month would be wise.
From here we walked to the Latin Quarter and there every kind of food you could want.
On to St.Chappel a gothic church built in1248 for King Louis 14th It was hard to get photos inside the church but was very nice.
The 3rd day in Paris we went to the Louvre,Musee D’Orsay and Arc Du Triumph.The Louvre is a wonderful museum full of famous paintings and sculptures.One of our favorite places.Although it was wall to wall people we still like looking at the paintings.The Mona Lisa was so packed with people you couldn’t get near to take a photo.We were able to walk right up to her years ago and there was no rope to keep you behind it.Some photos of some paintings and sculpture.
Venus De Milo
We went to the Musee D’ Orsay and we weren’t allowed to take photos.I love this museum because it has some of my favorite painters.Manet,Monet,Rembrandt,Degas among others.
Next and last stop in Paris was the Arch De Triumph.It was constructed in1806 to 1836 for Napolean 1st because he wanted his soldiers to be able to walk through Arches of Victory.There is a tomb of the unknown soldier and this memorial is to all the soldiers who died for their country.You climb up to the top of the Arch and you have a beautiful view of Paris.
Arch De Triumph
Sam and I top of Arch