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Three days in Paris

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Three days is not a long time to see Paris. This would be the third time for us but the first time for Lori. We made a list of the tourist sites and went to explore.

I will let the photos tell the story.

Arch de Triumph

A massive monument on the craziest roundabout in the world. 12 roads converge on this roundabout. I enjoy watching the crazy traffic as well as seeing the monument

A massive monument on the craziest roundabout in the world. 12 roads converge on this roundabout. I enjoy watching the crazy traffic as well as seeing the monument

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Painting inside the foyer of the Moulin Rouge

Painting inside the foyer of the Moulin Rouge

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur

Inside the Sacre Coure. Our first time inside.

Inside the Sacre Coure. Our first time inside.

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Deux Moulins

The Two windmills Cafe as featured in the Movie Amelie

The Two windmills Cafe as featured in the Movie Amelie

Some of the memorabilia from the film "Amelie". Strange that this cabinet is on the way to the toilet. If I didn't need to go I would have missed it.

Some of the memorabilia from the film “Amelie”. Strange that this cabinet is on the way to the toilet. If I didn’t need to go I would have missed it.

La Fayette

This is a department store with all the upmarket brands. It pays not to look at the price tags,

This is a department store with all the upmarket brands. It pays not to look at the price tags,

The La Fayette Gallerie

The La Fayette Gallerie

Louvre  

On the balcony in the Louvre after having a coffee break.

On the balcony in the Louvre after having a coffee break.

Jenny and Lori by the Mona Lisa. Crazy busy there, not really a place to admire this great painting.

Jenny and Lori by the Mona Lisa. Crazy busy there, not really a place to admire this great painting.

Winged Victory of Samothrace or Nike of Samothrace in Louvre

Winged Victory of Samothrace or Nike of Samothrace in Louvre

Lavish bedroom setting.

Lavish bedroom setting.

The Egyptian section is one of my favorites.

The Egyptian section is one of my favorites.

Some of the rooms were over the top. Very ornate.

Some of the rooms were over the top. Very ornate.

An exquisite comb made from Hippopotamus bone.

An exquisite comb made from Hippopotamus bone.

Mont Martre

This is the arty part of Paris. Everyone wanted to paint my picture.

This is the arty part of Paris. Everyone wanted to paint my picture.

Street music adds to the Parisian atmosphere

Street music adds to the Parisian atmosphere

Painters in Monmatre

Painters in Monmatre

Pere Lachaise

The old cemetery in Paris is full of interesting grave sites and mausoleums.

The old cemetery in Paris is full of interesting grave sites and mausoleums.

Jim Morrison of the Doors has a modest grave site. It is fenced off as too many people have defaced it or tried to get a souvenir.

Jim Morrison of the Doors has a modest grave site. It is fenced off as too many people have defaced it or tried to get a souvenir.

Oscar Wilde's memorial has been surrounded in glass as it was being covered in lipstick by people kissing it,

Oscar Wilde’s memorial has been surrounded in glass as it was being covered in lipstick by people kissing it,

Champs de Elysees

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In the Toyota dealer, a very different model. Three seater hybryid.

In the Toyota dealer, a very different model. Three seater hybryid.

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Place de la Concorde

Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. On this square is where the guillotine was after the french revolution.

Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. On this square is where the guillotine was after the french revolution.

Very fancy street lights.

Very fancy street lights.

 

 

Opera House

La Opera

La Opera

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Eiffel Tower

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Night view from the Eiffel tower

Night view from the Eiffel tower

Now that you have seen the landmarks here are some of the more quirky and unusual things that we saw.

A truck we saw as we walked the streets. The FD Crew looks like a fun bunch.

A truck we saw as we walked the streets. The FD Crew looks like a fun bunch.

Chanel's take on evening ACDC wear

Chanel’s take on evening ACDC wear

Very tall fancy door in the posh area of town

Very tall fancy door in the posh area of town

Always a good thing to remember

Always a good thing to remember

Market in Monmatre

Market in Monmatre

No she didn't drink it all.

No she didn’t drink it all.

Cautionary cartoons in the Metro

Cautionary cartoons in the Metro

This was on one of the billboards in the metro.

This was on one of the billboards in the metro.

subway fun

subway fun

You feel very safe in Paris, Army, Police and Gendarme everywhere.

You feel very safe in Paris, Army, Police and Gendarme everywhere.

We captioned this as "oh no not more pidgeon poo"

We captioned this as “oh no not more pidgeon poo”

Not much left of this scooter

Not much left of this scooter

an exhibition on Loo Paper? maybe it should have been in the Louvre.

an exhibition on Loo Paper? maybe it should have been in the Louvre.

Street entertainers, very good, Lori bought a CD and got to sing along.

Street entertainers, very good, Lori bought a CD and got to sing along.

 

Accommodation in the Bunyip while visiting Paris.

Driving a motorhome in Paris and then finding a park was never going to be an option. Campsites in and around Paris were very expensive and as we would out for the entire day it seemed a lot of expense just to sleep. The first option we tried was a carpark in the town of Triel-sur- Seine, which was a 400 metre walk to the train station. We tried this for one day but the cost of the train tickets were not cheap and it was almost an hour each way.

Triel-sur-seine A quiet car park but the train price and the time made it no viable for visiting Paris.

Triel-sur-seine
A quiet car park but the train price and the time made it no viable for visiting Paris.

In the park4night app I saw a wild camping spot which was in the inner circle of Paris near to the campsite and close to the bus stop. If this did not work out we had the campsite as a backup. When we arrived other motorhomes were in the spot and it seemed very safe and here we stayed for the next two days and with the help of earplugs slept. The place was very busy with joggers and it was also a circuit for bike riders. A water tap was close by and a council worker with a long hose even filled our water tank. The bus stop was only 150 meters away which took us to the metro station at Porte Maillot.

Our wild camping spot.

Our wild camping spot.

After 3 busy days we need a rest !!

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