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Enjoying this town called Paris, France


Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663
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The wife and I have been in Paris about a week now and are having a great time.  Historic sites, great food, wonderful wine, pretty women.   Here are some of the numerous photos I've taken.

 

Our hotel is in the Saint Paul area.  We are about a kilometer one way from Bastille Square and the other way about a kilometer from the Seine River.

 

Bastille Square

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Seine River with Paris City Hall in the distance.

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We have established ourselves as recognized customers at a little pub close to our Hotel.

Here are the folks that wait on us.

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Oh, and we have had some very good dinners.  I love French Onion Soup and I'm trying to find the best in Paris.

Went to a restaurant called, "Procope" that was established in 1686.   Previous diners have included, Napoleon, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Marie Antoinette.  I had lamb but for the first entree was the French Onion Soup and it was outstanding....the best so far.

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Another day we when out into the country to see how the country folks lived.  Visited and nice little place called, "Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte."  King Lewis XIV visited the place, saw that he place wasn't a nice, got upset, had the Vicomte arrested and sent to prison, and then built a little place himself he called, "Versailles."

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Paris has a lot of nice churches.

I did notice that the ones we've visited aren't your typical Baptist church.

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Today we went to a nice little art museum called, "Musée du Louvre."

We got some home decorating and remodeling ideas there.

 

Compared this painting to one of my little 15mm Napoleonic soldiers that happened to belong in the same unit as the painting.

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Some other interesting nic-nacs.

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And we got some home remodeling ideas....such as door knobs, dining room, and possible a new hallway.

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Got to admit, this town has got some things to see and do!!!

 

Birdgun

 

 

 

 

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Paris is great and as mentioned you need a month. Yes, we found the people very friendly also. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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If you get the time I highly recommend the Follies Bergere at the Moulin Rouge. It is an outstanding performance and a true spectacle. And it's been going on for over 150 years.

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50 minutes ago, Bailey Creek,5759 said:

Have no desire to go there.

 

As the fox said to the grapes....

 

It's a fantastic place; I've been there three times, but the last was over 25 years ago. Hope we might make it again....

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I've been through the airport connecting to Cologne, Germany. Does that count? :blink:

 

Great pictures! Enjoy your adventure! :D

 

 

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Continuing with our visit in Paris. 

Yesterday we went to the Montmartre area and today around the Eiffel tower area.

We are taking everything as easy and relaxing as possible.  Bought some artwork in the Montmartre area for our home in Arizona, but mostly eating good foods, drinking good wines, strolling about only to stop again and sit, eat, and drink.  Didn't go up into the Eiffel tower as we went through that mess on our last visit to Paris in 2018.  But today just leisurely strolled around taking photos and again eating good food and drinking good wines with our friends, Bernie & Linda.

Here are some photos from the last couple of days.

 

Duck and mashed potatoes....mmmm good.

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A piece of art we bought.  Has to us the relaxing look and feel of Paris.  Remarkable good work for the price!

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Photos we took strolling about Montmartre

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Today strolling about the Eiffel Tower area we came across a Russian Orthodox church with the onion tops.  Thought Subdeacon Joe would appreciate this place.

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More good food and wine.  Today I had French onion soup and fish. 

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Pic of our friends Bernie & Linda at today lunch.

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While strolling about, more pics of the Eiffel Tower.

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Ending on a humorous note.  Got to love it when you can train your dog to walk the dog!

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Life is good!  

 

 

 

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