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Hana & Mirek
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let us share some words and pictures of our summer Parisian trip with you on
this our website.
Yes, Paris ... frankly speaking we thought that our great travel to the
States would be only the one big travel this year, the only one big Hana's
birthday gift. But after our return home from the States, when we settled a
bit, we, it means my son Michal, his girl Iva and me, were thinking of a
gift for Hana, Michal and Iva remembered Hana's long time wish to visit to
Paris and they came up with this trip. And I agreed ... Michal booked
flights and a hotel and made a financial contribution to Hana's part. So it
wasn't long planned trip, it was rather a brainwave. But the good brainwave,
I think. We love brainwaves ...
So now we have spent really beautiful five days in Paris and we have visited
many interesting places over there. But you can imagine ... it is only the
one small part of the whole number of Parisian sights.
Yes, we had known that Paris is the town with many cathedrals, chapells,
museums and other sights before we took off but the reality was even more
surprising and overwhelming. And it is the town with its own soul and special
atmosphere. Whether they are Parisian restaurants, coffees, metros, Parisian
wide boulevards with many trees and busy traffic and crowded sidewalks or
narrow quiet lanes with stairs going up to Montmartre, calm old squares with
Hana enjoyed her another birthday gift really much ... and me as her
guard too :-))).
Thus we hope
you would spend splendid time to see this website. So enjoy it. It all was
made for your pleasure ...
Well. Every small Eiffel tower in the left is your path to the next page.
of our French adventure started at the
Prague-Ruzyne airport at 7:15 a.m. on
Sunday, July 29th when our plane took off from the runway. Our flight
took us something about one and a half hour and we landed onto the
Gaulle airport before 9 a.m. At the airport we spent about 2 hours aranging Parisian
transportation passes (Orange Card,
and weekly tickets for it and the
Paris Museum Passes for two days (32 €)
And another days showed us that it was a good idea to buy both of that tools
and it was worth buying them. They saved us much time and money. And also we
took advantage from plans of the
RER that I had printed from the
Internet and I brought them along.
Then we took the 'RER' train, letter B, blue line to the Gare du Nord station, then
the metro, number 4,
violet line to the
Strasbourg Saint-Denis station
and by the metro, number 8, lilac
line we reached our final metro station Ecole
Militaire. Then we took about 10 minutes walk and about 1 p.m. we checked in
in our Alma hotel, in the De L'Exposition street, about 10 minutes walk from
the Eiffel tower. We settled in, calmed down and started our exploring
Paris. We headed through Champ de Mars (Field of Mars) to our first target
of our sightseeing, to La Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower). It is amazing
construction ! 984 feet tall steel tower ! It is a perfect craft and
architectonic work and in the same it is incredible beautiful thing, almost
the art ... But there was a
lot of people waiting for climbing and lifting and also the weather wasn't so
nice, so we gave up a view from the top and we continued our walking up
toward Trocadero. There was a beautiful view to the Eiffel Tower and
other sights in that direction. Then we did a small sightseeing circle
around Trocadero and then we went down to Seina riverbank, crossed the
river over the Pont de l'Alma and came back to the hotel. Without hurry, we
enjoyed our time and vacation feeling.
However after our return to the hotel room we were so tired with all
that early getting up, flying and traveling that we went to bed short time
after 7 p.m. And you know me ... before sleeping I had to arrange my
blanket from French style to my favorite cocoon :-) .