Travelling Africa on a KLR

Paris III

2016-09-04

Monday morning I head out for more sightseeing starting at the Louvre.

The Louvre

The Louvre

Afterwards I head to Touleries Garden and cross the Seine to see the Bourbon Palace.

Tiger Fighting an Alligator Statue

Tiger Fighting an Alligator Statue

Grande Roue de Paris

Grande Roue de Paris

Obelisque de Louxor

Obelisque de Louxor

Palais Bourbon

Palais Bourbon

I cross the Seine again to see the Grand Palace and Petit Palace. A free art exhibit is available at Petit Palace so I take advantage as not working for a year to travel isn’t cheap.

Grande Palais across the Seine

Grande Palais across the Seine

Statues atop Pont Alexander III

Statues atop Pont Alexander III

Entrance to Petite Palace

Entrance to Petite Palace

Fresco in Petite Palais

Fresco in Petite Palais

The police presence is everywhere, at the Petite Palace there were approximately 30 vans filled with gendarmeries and a number of metro stations on Champs-Elysees are closed.

I then walk down Champs-Elysees toward the Arc de Triomphe. A number of high end retailers are located on the strip but I actually only find a couple interesting stores, the Renault and Toyota stores where they have a couple of race cars on the display.

Renault Sports Car

Renault Sports Car

Renault Race Car

Renault Race Car

Toyota Race Car

Toyota Race Car

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Then it started raining so I headed to the catacombs thinking that would get me out of the rain. The lineup was incredibly long and it was looking like it would not provide me the respite from the rain I was hoping for so I went to a café, had lunch, drank beer and espresso until the rain let up. As I was in the neighbourhood I took a walk through Montparnasse cemetery where a lot of famous artists from France have been buried.

Afterwards I head back to the hotel as I am done with the rain.

2016-09-05

On Tuesday I leave Paris headed toward Caen. On my way out of town I stop at Versailles Palace and the Palace Gardens

Versailles Gates

Versailles Gates

Versailles Fountain

Versailles Fountain

Versailles Gardens

Versailles Gardens

Versailles Fountain

Versailles Fountain

1 Comment

  1. Ole

    Cool that you’re sharing your experience Kirk. I’ll try to follow your upcoming adventures!

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