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  1.  Paris.   29 July 2004, Thursday.   Paris, France
         Jul 29, 2004
  France, Paris  
  2.  Paris.   29 July 2004, Thursday.   Paris, France
         Jul 29, 2004
  France, Paris  
  3.  Paris.   30 July 2004, Friday.   Paris, France
         Jul 30, 2004
  Paris, France  
  4.  Paris.   1 August 2004, Sunday.   Paris, France
         Aug 1, 2004
  France, Paris  
  5.  Liberté, égalité, fraternité! .   17 June 2020, Wednesday.   Film Paris,
         Jun 17, 2020
  Paris, Film  
 
 
 
1. Paris
29 July 2004.   Paris  France.
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1. Paris
29 July 2004.  Paris, France.
 
 
 
 
The Louvre
     
 
 
 
The Louvre
     
 
 
 
The Louvre
     
 
 
Regina, Linda, & Emily @ Sephora Paris
     
 
 
 
Regina, Linda, & Emily @ Sephora Paris
     
 
 
 
Regina, Linda, & Emily @ Sephora Paris
     
 
 

 
 
 
2. Paris
29 July 2004.   Paris  France.
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2. Paris
29 July 2004.  Paris, France.
 
 
 
 

After hiking most of the TMB we ended up in Paris where we did a little sight seeing and shopping.

 
 
 
 
The Louvre
     
 
 
 
The Louvre
     
 
 
 
The Louvre
     
 
 
Regina, Linda, & Emily @ Sephora Paris
     
 
 
 
Regina, Linda, & Emily @ Sephora Paris
     
 
 
 
Regina, Linda, & Emily @ Sephora Paris
     
 
 
3. Paris
30 July 2004.   Paris  France.
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3. Paris
30 July 2004.  Paris, France.
 
 
 
 
Centre Georges Pompidou
     
 
 
 
Centre Georges Pompidou
     
 
 
 
Centre Georges Pompidou
     
 
 
The Seine
     
 
 
 
The Seine
     
 
 
 
The Seine
     
 
 
Paris
     
 
 
 
Paris
     
 
 
 
Paris
     
 
 

 
 
 
4. Paris
1 August 2004.   Paris  France.
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4. Paris
1 August 2004.  Paris, France.
 
 
 
 
Paris
     
 
 
 
Paris
     
 
 
 
Paris
     
 
 
Museum D'Orsay
     
 
 
 
Museum D'Orsay
     
 
 
 
Museum D'Orsay
     
 
 

 
 
 
5. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
17 June 2020.   Film, Paris 
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5. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
17 June 2020.  Film, Paris.
 
 
 
 

Our first visit to Paris was impromptu. We were in Amsterdam at Theo's, Paul's cousin. We decided to take the train down to Paris for a few days. This being 1997 we carried a printed guidebook which is where we found Les Sans-Culottes, a hotel named for working-class revolutionaries so trés français et trés cool.

Well, the hotel turned out to be a rather grubby set of rooms above a bar. I suppose it is the sort of place revolutionaries would stay while they wait to storm the nearby Bastille prison. It was on a narrow street. The building across felt too close, there was little privacy in the room unless you pulled the curtains which just made it dark and blocked the movement of the warm, smoggy air. There was no a/c. In the evening the street filled with bar patrons and the apartment across the street hosted a party, so it was noisy, the air filled with the smell of burning Gitanes, and it lasted late into the evening.

The room was so small, there was barely any floor around the double bed, and the bathroom offered another adventure in the diversity of world toilets: it had a toilet sans seat which turned out to be a thing in Europe, something about it being more sanitary. We were fortunate that no one at the bar spoke English as we didn't try to complain about the missing seat.

Paris was a fine place to visit of course. And the hotel, well, I suppose it earned points for being memorable. You certainly won't find me writing about a Mariott.

 
 
 
 
Les Sans-Culottes
     
 
 
 
Les Sans-Culottes
     
 
 
 
Les Sans-Culottes
     
 
 
Checking in
     
 
 
 
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