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19 July 2013

It's Paris Sweetheart -Day2

Second day at Paris was very relaxing as I recall. We stayed in a hotel located just 2 train stations away from the famous Arch de Triomphe. 

As you have heard, Paris has very good transportation system. Its Metro (Train/Tube) is so reliable. The fare is not so bad especially for tourist because it offers a great travel card. They call it Paris Visite which you can buy depending on how many days you're going to stay in Paris. They have this travel card for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days. Another good thing about it is that you'll get discounts and benefits over €100 with their 13 partners.

We got the 3-day Paris Visite which covered our day 2, 3 and 4 for €47.25 each. That includes travel by bus, Metro, RER and 
Ile-de-France trains (not TGV)

Arc de Triomphe
Our first stop that  day was the Arc De Triomphe. The history of this 1806 monument was very rich. We decided to explore it the next day since we don't want to deviate on our schedule. We're at the island when the picture below was taken.As you can see, the avenue of Champs-Élysées was so busy. But we managed to stand at the island and take photos. 
Arc de Triomphe
The Busy Street of Champ-Elysees
By the sides of the road are the shops of classy and famous. The Paris made products are all there. Just be ready if you're travelling with a lady like me. No. I'm just kidding. I'm proud of myself because I didn't bought anything there. Seeing Paris was enough for me.  :)

Jardin des Tuileries
Jardin des Tuileries is one of the largest parks in Paris. This public park was built in 1563. I can say that it is like a museum in outside setting because of the monuments you can find in every corner. Here are few of the statues I've seen around.
Theseus and the Minotaur (1821) by Jules Ramey, in the Grand Carré

I know this park is a lot more beautiful on summer with all the blooms and green grass all around. Since we went there on winter season, the place was nearly covered with snow. But I still appreciate it's beauty. l clamp the idea of going there, grab a chair and relax after a stressful day at the Metro or at work. 
The fountain at Jardin des Tuileries
As we walked through the long stretch of the park, a huge was there. It is called Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. The triumphal arc was built to commemorate the victories of Napoleon's military. 
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Since we wanted to see paris at night, we stayed until the sun hides itself. Here's a photo of The Musée du Louvre at night. It is a central landmark of Paris. I thought I can only see this place in movies like 'The Da Vinci Code'. I'm so grateful that I've seen that with my naked eyes. It is a big place so again, we explored it on our 3rd day.
The Musée du Louvre
After slapping my face few times to check if I'm dreaming, hubby and I called it a day. 

19 comments:

  1. My son is sitting with me here sis and he said "How come the man is naked?" lol

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  2. Oh, Paris...its a place I love to see someday somehow! Paris stole my heart the first time I've seen pictures of it, hehehe! :) but hubby said, outside Paris is more beautiful...and people are better! He live there once in his life.

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  3. Still so beautiful even on Winter and those monuments are spectaculars.

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  4. I wonder when I would be able to see and visit Paris, only in your blogs sis for now hehehe..

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  5. those architectures are indeed amazing! i love paris since they maintain things like this!

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  6. Paris is so wonderful, and you do are lucky to be there. The way you share those photos helps us know something about your travel and Paris at the same time.

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  7. Paris is place that everyone's want to visit and I don't blame them.

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  8. i love those outdoor sculptures/statues, though I love exploring museums, but I can't stay inside for long without feeling for a need to breathe, those sculptures outside would make me feel like I am still in a museum :)

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  9. Hayz, paris, the place for honeymooners. Such a romantic place full of Renaissance Era culture and architecture.

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  10. Hahaha! I can't blame you for slapping your face a few times, Len. I would do the same thing if I were on your shoe.

    I dream of visiting this place too. You're lucky to have wandered in Paris and we thank you for the virtual tour.

    Oh diba? Kahit pano nakarating narin kami? Hehehe! ;-)

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  11. Sooo envious! I do hope my hubby and I would be able to travel to Paris someday. <3

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  12. Paris is another dream destination which I hope to see in this life time.

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  13. Paris-- oh... I will never get tired looking at snaps of you! We have a friend who is actually in Paris right now vacationing and he updates us every so often at Facebook with his adventures. I have seen these snaps you've shared at his photo uploads and in many else's, and yet, it's always nice and vibrant to see them from other captures. I guess that's how beautiful Paris really is. I shall see when I can get there, SOMEDAY! Lol.

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  14. OMG PAris is one of my dream destinations! I love the romance and lights of this city

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  15. Their work of art around their city were really amazing. One of the most creatures foreigners and visitors of the place fond of. I wish I can visit Paris with my family and appreciate its beauty personally :)

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  16. I wonder when can I ever visit this romantic and wonderful place, I guess only in my dreams, hehe!

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  17. Paris is and will always be my favorite place in the planet. Next is NYC :) I remember all those places sis. I remember walking from Vendome Place all the way to Champs Elysees, grabbed some hamburgers at Q, walked passed the Louis Vuitton Headquarters, stood for a while in front of the Nido Show (my daughter couldn't get in of course...sorry for my hubby! hahahaha) and walked back to Jardin des Tuileries. We even passed by the place where Lady Di died.

    I love Paris. I love how romantic the place is. The people are a bit snobbish but who cares. Let's just soak all the beauty that Paris has to offer.

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  18. Paris is on my bucket list of place to visit..

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  19. Paris is perfectly match with two great lovers. <3

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