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Tour de Europe

Last year we took a little tour with the student agency. Although we aren’t students we could go with them on the tour. It was very cheap so we took the opportunity.

It was the Bus tour so we spended a lot of time in the bus, even at nights we were on the road – but that was why it was cheap. I am always for travelling and adventures so it wasn’t so bad.

Our bus was double decker, so my husband wanted to sit up in the first row. ( so did everybody else)

We manage to get the seat and the bad thing about that seat is that there is no space for legs, but the good thing is that the view is magnificent. Especially when you  drive through UK and Scotland.

Tour plan was: Paris, London,  Edinburgh & Glasgow and Amsterdam.

It was a 10 day tour. Our first stop was Paris. After all night in the bus we left our luggage in the hotel, took a shower and went to the city. Near our hotel was RER station, so we bought the tickets and went  on the train.

It was my second time in Paris so I decided not to go with the group , but to make our own plan.

We went to few places we didn’t manage to see  the first time we were there.

One of this places was Montmartre Cemetery.

As you can guess by the name, the cemetery is in Montmartre ,  in 18th arrondissement , about 15 minutes walk from the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur.

It is very beautiful cemetery, with great tombstones and monuments. I could walk for hours there.

After we took the metro and went to the Orsay museum. It was too late to go in so we went for  a walk through Champs Elysees to the Arc the Triomphe.

First time we were in Paris we just saw the Arc, but this time we went up. And the view from the Arc is really great.

One thing that Paris can boast with is that they really have a lot of places with great views.

Arc the Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris.

The Arc de Triomphe is monument for  those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, it has the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.

There is also a tomb of unknown soldier from WW1.

 

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