Trevor visited Pere Lachise Cemetery which is reputed to be the world’s most visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
Here is Jim Morrison’s grave. He was the American singer and songwriter with The Doors, author, and poet.
Here is the tomb of Gioachino Rossini – Italian composer. In 1887, Rossini’s remains were moved back to Florence, but the crypt that once housed them (now dedicated to his memory) still stands in Perè Lachaise.
Here is Frédéric Chopin – Polish composer. His heart is entombed within a pillar at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw.
Dominique Vivant, Baron de Denon – French artist, writer, diplomat and archaeologist. Located close to Chopin’s grave
Here are two more.
Click here to learn more about the Pere Lachaise Cemetery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A8re_Lachaise_Cemetery.
We toured La Sainte-Chapelle which is located in the heart of Paris. Building on it started around 1239 and finished on the 26th of April 1248. Nearly two-thirds of the windows are authentic as they were taken down and stored during the French Revolution.
Here’s David shortly before the concert started. The music was wonderful!
Here’s a link to learn more about La Sainte-Chapelle http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle
On day five we climbed all the way to the top of Montmartre. And it was a climb!
Montmartre is a hill in the north of Paris, France. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, in the 18th arrondissement, a part of the Right Bank.
We bought artwork, ate, and saw the wall of love!
He is a quick pose with one of the artist. We purchased some of his paintings.
Here is David with another artist and his art that we purchased
David and I just loved the art and the artists!
The waiter who served us during lunch really looked like a French waiter. Well, he should since we were in France! Ha!
Here is David having fun!
David ate crepes.
I enjoyed the cheese plate.
Here we are standing outside this cute little restaurant. I ate lunch here last year after seeing the picture of it on Pinterest!
The wall of love says “I Love You” in 250 different languages.
To learn more about Montmartre click here http://www.aparisguide.com/montmartre/.
On day four we all went to Vanves Flea Market.Vanves is known for being small and friendly. There are around 200 traders in the market and it stretches over two avenues. It dates back to the 1920s.
Here are Cynthia, David, and
I digging through a traders boxes while they were starting to setup.
Here is another traders area with his goods.
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Here is the link if you would like to read more about the flea market. http://bonjourparis.com/story/vanves-flea-market/
We then visited the most famous flea market in Paris. It is the one at Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but known to everyone as Les Puces (The Fleas). It covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world, receiving between 120,000 to 180,000 visitors each weekend.
Here are Cynthia and I looking at old keys.
The lady in the white jacket is Jodie our tour guide. She was wonderful!
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