Category Archives: France

Midnight in Paris

Cafe Le Dome, Paris A typical Parisian cafe near to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Sally and I went to Paris to escape the royal wedding in 2011 and to celebrate our own anniversary. We arrived quite late on the Thursday evening on the Eurostar from London and went out to find something to eat. […]

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La Voix du Nord | Grand Place, Lille

When Sally and I visited Lille, in northern France, in March this year, it rained – a lot! Still, wet cobble-stoned streets and squares, such as La Place du General de Gaulle, provide interesting photo opportunities. This square, also known as Grand Place, is right in the centre of the city and is certainly lives […]

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Sunset from Pont de L’Alma | Paris

Paris is known to many as the city of love and I fell in love with it on my first visit. This view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower at sunset was taken from the Pont de L’Alma as we were walking to dinner one evening. Paris is certainly high on my list of […]

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Dôme des Invalides | Paris

The Dôme des Invalides, in Paris, is the most prominent of the complex of buildings known as the Hôtel National des Invalides. Les Invalides was built during the reign of Louis XIV,  as a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers. The royal chapel, which contains the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, was completed in 1708. The golden […]

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