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1992 - Paris & Belgium (Part 1 - Paris)

Starting in Paris.

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This was a proper two week holiday from work. I decided to go to Paris for a few days and then onto Belgium. I travelled on an overnight bus (no tunnel back then) both there and back. Not the most comfortable given that they still allowed smoking on buses back then as well.

I stayed in Paris for four days seeing the sites, including La Défense, Bois de Boulogne and other interesting bits of the city.

Sunday 6 September

A long day as the overnight bus was slow and smoky. Finally arrived at the hostel at about 8:30am to find it chaos as the computer system and issues with the booking system. Walked around Arc de Triomphe and the Palais de Luxembourg.

Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate.

Typical traffic at the Arc de Triomphe.

Monday 7 September

Due to issues with booking I had to move to the other hostel. From there I caught the metro to Les Invalides, Ecole Militaire and a UNESCO building. Followed the Seine around to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero in the rain. Metro to Opera and the Belgian Tourist Office.

Les Invalides. Napoleon Bonaparte in entombed under the dome.

Les Invalides.

Tuesday 8 September

Metro to Pompidou and an unusual building with all the plumbing etc on the outside. The Louvre was busy and full of tourists. Metro to the Bastille, nothing left now, just markings on the road.

An interesting sculpture at the Beaubourg Centre.

The River Seine.

The Louvre.

Wednesday 9 September

RER train out to La Défense, a modern part of the city.

La Grande Arche de la Défense.

The walk through the Bois de Boulogne is peaceful, especially buy the lake.

The Lac de Inferieur.

The restaurant and the Lac de Inferieur in the Bois de Boulogne.

Another long walk from there, back past the Arc de Triomphe, behind the Louvre to the hostel.

Posted by nzhamsta 12:00 Archived in France

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