March 25-28 : Strasbourg and Paris, France
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Strasbourg, the capital of the Department of Bas-Rhin and the former capital of the province of Alsace, was our point of entry into France from Germany.  Two main points of interest if you've got limited time there: the part of the old town called La Petite France (see right) and the enormous cathedral.  I expect to be going back to Strasbourg, so there should be more to come. La Petite France - Strasbourg
We made it to Paris without going broke on the French autoroutes, amazingly enough!  Good thing we had French Francs before entering the country, because I don't think there would have been any dishes to wash in the toll booths on the highway.

Here are the padres probably on the Pont St.-Michel over the River Seine crossing onto the Île de la Cité, where Notre Dame Cathedral is located.

George and Joy over the Seine
To take this picture of the Arc de Triomphe, I stood in the middle of the Avenue des Champs Élysées. L'Arc de Triomphe
Palais Royal / Musée du Louvre.  Been there, done that...but not this time.  On Saturday March 27, while George and Joy went to Versailles, I went to the Musée d'Orsay for a change.  Next time I head to Paris, I think I'll spend some time in the Picasso Museum. Le Louvre
La Tour Eiffel - a.k.a. The Eiffel Tower

Joy and George went up to the top after returning from Versailles on Saturday afternoon.

La Tour Eiffel
I took advantage of my samedi libre to head to some spots in Paris that I hadn't been to.  I already mentioned that I went to the Musée d'Orsay that day.  I also went up to Montmartre and spent some time in the huge Basilique du Sacré-Coeur...a good part of that time going towards the climb up and down. Sacré-Coeur - Montmartre

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This page was created by David M. Rojas and last updated on Tuesday April 06, 1999.