Saturday, 20 April 2013

Du pain, du vin et LES CURIOSITÉS

Hi readers! 
We are in France! But you already know that after the update from Lauren and Debra.
It was hard deciding what to see first because there are many, many famous French monuments!
Many of them are in Paris, which is the capital and most famous city of France.
I can’t think of France without thinking of the Eiffel Tower, can you? I think all people around the world ever heard about this famous building. Well, we visited the Tower on Wednesday and still after seeing it twice, it’s so beautiful!
The Eiffel Tower is located in the heart city of Paris. It receives more than six million visitors and makes it the most visited monument in the world.

There was not enough time to go to the top of the tower because there are more beautiful places and buildings to visit.
So we took the subway to another famous monument which is also located in Paris. Can you guess? Yes, the Arc de Triomphe!
This building stands on the Place Charles de Gaulle, one of the busiest roundabouts in Paris.     It is built between 1806 and 1836 and is in honor for the men who fought during the Napoleonic Wars.

 On Tuesday, we travelled on to Normandy. This region is most often associated with World War II, and many people go there to see the D-Day beaches where the action took place. 

After lunch we had a meeting on the island ‘Mont St-Michel’, also located in Normandy. It’s a very charming, small, rocky peninsula. We didn’t have to go with a boat because there’s a narrow causeway that connects the island to the mainland.
Once past the gates, that indicates the entrance to the village, we could enjoy this lovely town. The medieval town is surrounded by ramparts and on the top of the rocky island, there’s an abbey that is built in the 11th century.
The “Grand rue” is the only street on the hill where are a lot of pubs, restaurants and tourist shops that can be visited while you walk up to the Abbey.

Again, we had a great time combined with interesting meetings!  

Tomorrow we are leaving to visit Germany and then, our trip is unfortunately almost over! 

Hear you soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Célestine!

    I have to comment your blog post because I love the title of your post. On top of that, I am in love with France.

    First of all, I really like the Eiffel tower and the park around this amazing construction. It was the fourth time that I visited the Eiffel tower but I never went on the top…

    Furthermore, I love the place of Charles de Gaulle because it is one of the busiest roundabouts in Paris. I find it funny to watch everyone being so stressfull.

    I went to Normandy last year for one day. I think that the island ‘Mont St-Michel’ is one of the most beautiful locations in Normandy.
    I loved it with you all in France.

    We should go one more time to France to visit the Eiffel tower, don’t we?