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Merci Paris
February 8, 2011, 7:16 am
Filed under: travel

For our final day in Paris, after our trip to Les Puces, we walked down to the Opera House just about 10 blocks or so from our hotel.  The auditorium was closed for rehearsals, but the views of the stairway, halls and view from the balcony outside were amazing.  This place was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and so rich with history – it was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV.  Click here for a virtual tour – way better than my pictures!

 

We jumped in a taxi from the Opera House and headed to the highest hilltop in Paris – Montmarte, a suggestion from many people as a must see in Paris.  We were dropped off in front of the Basilica of The Sacred Heart, which overlooked Paris.  There were many tourists here and street performers.  Michael made a friend…

 

As we walked through the small cobble stone streets headed down the hill to find the Moulin Rouge, this quickly became one of my favorite areas of Paris.  There were so many cute little shops and artists everywhere lining the streets and courtyards.  After asking many times for directions, we finally found the Moulin Rouge.  A little bit of a let down during the day – next time, I will come when it is all lit up at night!  Click here to check out their awesome website.

We ended our last day in Paris for dinner at cafe near our hotel.  Cheer to Paris.  Thank you for the wonderful memories!

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Beautiful photos–so much fun to share the trip vicariously. Wow!

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