April 2003
 We met at London Heathrow, Sona from Yerevan, Barbara and Jenny from Prattsville and Tomas from Antigua, a small United Nations ... and headed on to Paris for a Spring vacation. 

With four cameras, we took some 500 photos - here are 45 of them.  Click on any one to see a larger photo.

Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport
On the way to France, in Kent
On the way to France, in Kent
White cliffs of Dover
White cliffs of Dover
On our way to Paris
On our way to Paris
Chatelet - near our hotel in Paris.  We are having good luck with the weather, won't need our coats much longer

Chatelet - near our hotel in Paris.  We are having good luck with the weather, won't need our coats much longer

They are cleaning Notre Dame
They are cleaning Notre Dame
Trocadero
Trocadero
Eifel Tower
Eifel Tower
On the top floor ... Mr Gustave Eifel still has a small apartment up here ... used to meet important visitors ... like us

On the top floor ... Mr Gustave Eifel still has a small apartment up here ... used to meet important visitors ... like us

Yerevan is 3,442 km from here, it says here ...
Yerevan is 3,442 km from here
La Seine and the bridges, Isle de La Cité on the left

La Seine and the bridges, Isle de La Cité on the left

 

 

Jenny and Esmeralda and Quasimodo, at Victor Hugo's house
Jenny and Esmeralda and Quasimodo, at Victor Hugo's house
Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful, and the oldest square in Paris

Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful, and the oldest square in Paris.  Victor Hugo and lots of other famous people lived here

La Bastille Metro station

La Bastille Metro station.  They demolished Bastille in 1789, but the Metro station still has pictures of what it looked like

Palace of Versailles
Versailles
Le Grand Trianon at Versailles
Le Grand Trianon at Versailles.  The King, and later Napoleon, would come here to get away from the palace 
Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles
 
The queen at her palace
 
There are many more thumbnail photos below this large photograph


 
At a Montmartre restaurant

At a Montmartre restaurant

 

Montmartre is famous
 
Montmartre is famous

 

Les Invalides hospital ... Napoleon is buried inside

Les Invalides hospital

 

Two Napoleons
Two Napoleons
Napoleon is buried inside
Napoleon is buried inside
Face to face with Napoleon
Face to face
Jennifer and Jennyfer in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank
Jennifer and Jennyfer
Sona and Sorbonne ... one day, will attend it ?
Sona and Sorbonne
Statue of Liberty, in the Luxembourg Gardens
In the Luxembourg Gardens, they kept a small copy of the big gift they gave America
The Louvre - the biggest museum in the world

The biggest museum in the world

 

Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi
With Mona Lisa

Lisa
... with Mona Lisa One of the Louvre's coffee shops

Visiting big art galleries is hard work - a small break

 


 

Pompidou Center - modern art

Another art gallery, Pompidou Center with  the Modern Art Museum, a couple of blocks from our hotel

 

A big collection of modern art

Tomas and Delaunay
 

 

At the top of Notre Dame
At the top of Notre Dame
some 100 km from Paris, Giverny, Claude Monet's house
Giverny, Claude Monet's house
Claude Monet lived here
Claude Monet lived here ...
Claude Monet's house and colourful gardens
... in a very comfortable house ...
Claude Monet's house The water lily pond

... and he painted here.
The water lily pond

 


 

World famous, Claude Monet's japanese bridge over the water lilies In a Parisian cafe

One of the many cafes we used to rest from heavy-duty sightseeing

 


Rouen Cathedral.  Monet painted it often
... and then we went back to London. 
We saw everything, spent the money, ate lots of escargots and goat cheese, had a great time, said hello to Claude Monet, Napoleon, Mona Lisa, Quasimodo and Mr Eifel.  Au revoir !

Chelsea Embankment, London SW3


Portobello Road market

Now off to Yerevan, Prattsville and Antigua. 

ˇHasta Luego!

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