Monday, August 04, 2008

September 19 2007 - Paris Guided (III)

Let's start things off with a little indication on how unpopulated Paris is...

Not too many cars eh?

Leaving Champs Elysees, Paul arranged a so called authentic French cuisine for us as dinner in a restaurant...

Didn't take note of the restaurant's name, and not even sure of its location, so will just leave u with photos...

The restaurant's bar

Escargot

The escargots come with bread..

And the main courses... there's 4 choices, forgot the specific names, but there's chicken, beef, salmon and duck to choose from...

Main courses

There's also desserts (which no decent photos is taken of), and lots of red wine...

And here's some group photos of us savouring the meal...


And here's a controversial photo of the controversial "couple"... the controversy carried forward from Bern...

Haih ~_~"

After dinner, there's another activity waiting for us...

Bateaux-Mouches tickets

Bateaux-Mouches are boats that operate along River Seine and gives the passengers a view of Paris along the river...

Queueing to get onto the boat

Inside the boat

There's also the upstairs section,

Open air for you to enjoy clear views and cool breeze

As it was getting dark and the boat was constantly moving, any attempt to take decent photographs are basically thwarted..

But there's something that I really wanted to give u guys a clear photo of, which I failed to provide in my previous posts...

La Grande Roue @ Ferris Wheel of Paris

And there's 1 view that has become quite an iconic view in Paris..

La Grande Roue and the Obelisk of Luxor aligned in a 0 1 position

A small group photo at the open air section

Basically, the views along the boat ride were quite boring... buildings, cathedrals, churches... so I shan't bother u with not-so-decent photos of them...

While we were waiting for the night view of Eiffel Tower yesterday, remember I mentioned trying to look for the Statue of Liberty nearby, but failed?

Well, this time we saw it from the boat... its actually located just abit further down from where we stopped and turned back, and its hidden behind a bridge..

Paris' Statue of Liberty

The boat ride was more than 1 hour, it was kinda boring actually, but it's definitely a different way to catch a glimpse of the city...

Leaving the boat

While leaving, we saw this on 1 of the glass panes...

This boat can really carry lots of people huh

This boat ride is officially the end of our Paris tour, and also Europe Tour, because tomorrow, we will be leaving Paris, heading back to England...

But, us being us, of course we would wanna utilise as much time as possible... and since the hotel location here is accessible by the Metro, we decided to not follow the coach back to hotel, but spend more time in the city and head back on our own...

What we do in our last night in Paris? That'll come in my next post...

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