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2011/12/24 Pictures of Paris over Xmas 2011
π 2011-12-24 00:00 in Paris, Trips
The first day, Jennifer and I went to visit a somewhat park in Bagnolet where I grew up just outside of Paris. It's not an awesome park, but for there, i's pretty good still :)

they had a stargate :)
they had a stargate :)



When then took advantage of great sunny weather and unseasonably high temperatures during the winter to visit Paris:



Jussieu, one of Paris' main universities is being rebuilt from the ground up to remove all the toxic asbestos. Doesn't look shabby right now:


We then went towards Sacré Coeur to see if we could climb to the top this time, something I had tried 3 times already but failed due to chronic Xmas absentees, preventing staffing for ascent to the top. It was beautiful weather:






The views from the top were great that day:













Sainte Chapelle
Sainte Chapelle

Grand Palais and La Défence
Grand Palais and La Défence

After that we headed to the Panthéon, which I had never seen inside (bad me). Lots of famous people are burried in the crypt, and the foucault pendulum is cool:


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and we then went through the jardins du luxembourg towards tour Montparnasse:





We unfortunately got to the top a tad late, just as the sun was setting, but we raced to get some pictures while the light was fading:


Pont Alexandre 3 and Grand Palais
Pont Alexandre 3 and Grand Palais

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

La Défence in the background
La Défence in the background



Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries leading to l'obélixe
Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries leading to l'obélixe

Centre Georges Pompidou and Tour St Jacques
Centre Georges Pompidou and Tour St Jacques





The next day we went to the Musée des arts forains and Court St Emilion







After that, we walked the Champs Elysées from the Obélix up to see all the little Xmas shops, and then went to see some of the displays in the last section:



Vin Chaud, Yum!
Vin Chaud, Yum!

Piggie!
Piggie!





We then went to the Grand Palais to see a computer game expo and the faire in the main hall:








and finished the night with Duck Choucroute and foie gras


A few days later, with another nice day, we went to the Sacré Coeur for some great clear views of Paris and seeing their own Xmas shops:







Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou








More piggie!
More piggie!

We then went to the nearby Place du Tertre:













Yet another day, we went to Musée Grévin:












Then, we walked through Passage Verdeau, Jouffroy, and Passage des Panoramas, and we finished at the Louvre's shopping gallery:










That's all folks. 'till next year.

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