Paris Day 5: Lunch at Galleries Lafayette

After visiting the Grevin Wax Museum, we intended to go to the Opera Garnier but we just missed the last English guided tour of the day. So, we went to the Galleries Lafayette for lunch.


Galleries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store chain.


The beautiful glass and steel dome.


View of the floors of department stores from a higher floor. (more…)

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Paris Day 5: Grevin Wax Museum

Our next destination was the Grevin Wax Museum, also included in the Paris Pass, otherwise the entrance price is Euro23.50.


We were greeted by the Hall of Mirrors and a world of light.


The Grevin Theatre.


The Grevin Wax Museum has a collection of 300 wax figures of famous French and foreign celebrities and historical events. The above is Mstislav Rostropovich’s concert near Berlin Wall. (more…)

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Paris Day 5: The Gourmet Chocolate Museum

Back to the Paris vacation series.

We started day 5 with breakfast at a McDonalds which is near the destination of our visit, the Gourmet Chocolate Museum.


We just had a crusty bun and coffee. The McDonalds that we visited had self serve kiosks for customers to place their orders (that is back in 2014). The McDonalds here is way more advance than what we had in Canada.


Fruit jam to go with the bun.


Our Paris Pass includes entrance to the Gourmet Chocolate Museum, otherwise it’s Euro6.50 for adult. The museum covers the history of cocoa, the story of the origin and the evolution of chocolate. (more…)

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Paris Day 4: Tour Montparnesse

We return to Montparnesse after lunch. We decided to go for the Tour Montparnese since it’s included in the Paris pass.


Above was a view from the Eiffel Tower. The tall building at the far end is the Montparnese.


View of Eiffel Tower from Montparnesse.


View of Invalides, the building with golden dome. It is where Napaleon’s tomb lies. (more…)

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Paris Day 3: French Dinner at Latin Quarters

After resting, we went to the Latin Quarters for dinner. There were a lot of restaurants to choose from. Some of the restaurants are very aggressive to get you in when you walk pass them.


After walking down the street, we decided to go back to one of the French restaurant. Ben had a beer for Euro 5.


We had a set dinner for Euro 16.80 per person. We had mussels cooked in white wine as one of the starters.


The next starter was escargots (snails). (more…)

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Paris Day 3: Arc de Triomphe

We walked to the Arc de Triomphe from The Louvre via the Place de la Concorde.


While walking along Champs Elysees, we stopped by Pomme de Pain to have a light lunch. We shared a hot ham and cheese sandwich.


We had a flan for dessert.


It was unfortunate that the Arc de Triomphe was under maintenance. So, we did not get a good picture of it.


The above is one of the four main sculptural groups on each of the Arc’s pillars; Le Depart de 1792 or La Marseillaise.


The ceiling with 21 sculpted roses. (more…)

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