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Christmas in Paris

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Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been around lately, and before I start I must wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. I spent my Christmas in Paris on a coach holiday that I have been promising myself for years. Never been before and it was worth every minute. What a fantastic place, and so busy, the traffic was horrendous, so glad I didnt have to drive. On the first evening went to a Cabaret and dinner, with topless girls, and jugglers etc, very different and fun, second evening (Christmas night) a candlelit Dinner Cruise on the Seine in a glass covered boat with music for dancing. So lovely, and the last evening spent at a Bistro with music and singing, different again. In the daytimes touring round the capital, and also at night when it was all lit up. So pleased I went. Here are a few photos, but I took a lot of video.


Eiffel Tower


Military Hospital where Napoleon is buried


Notre Dame


On the River Seine


The Sacro Coeur


The Louvre Museum taken from the Seine

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lovely pictures, so cinderella did go to the ball!

happy new year cinderella

4 Jan, 2012

 

Oooh well done Cinders I am so envious, think that 's going to be my New Years reso., don't think about it DO IT !
Lovely, Happy New Year x ,

4 Jan, 2012

 

Gorgeous views Cinders - Happy new year :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

4 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki, yes she did.
A good resolution to have Val, and thanks.
Many thanks Paul.

4 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Nice Pictures.Puzzled by the word Nelson=Lord Nelson is buried in St Pauls.Is there another Nelson

4 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely pictures, glad it was as good as you expected, its lovely to fulfil an ambition. Hope the new year is a happy and prosperous one for you.

4 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely pics Cinders..pleased you enjoyed your break..keep saying thats one place i would like to visit along with Venice..its on my list but dont know when it will get crossed off..lol..Happy new year Cinders..:o)

4 Jan, 2012

 

O Bj, so sorry, it should have been Napoleon, not Nelson, I will change it. Thanks for pointing it out.

Thanks Stroller and Joan for your good wishes. It was a lovely break, so glad I did it.

4 Jan, 2012

 

I'm glad you had a nice Christmas. You saw some wonderful sights.
Happy new year :o)

4 Jan, 2012

 

A Happy New Year to you too Cinders. Your photos are amazing, so clear. Thanks for sharing with us. X

4 Jan, 2012

 

Wow ! beautifully captured Cinders, I have to ask what camera you used. Superb blog & itinery. All the best for 2012

4 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Cinders nice to hear from you ,Happy new year to you to, What a lovely holiday you must have had, lovely pictures, thank you for taking us there :)

4 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you Hywel and Sheila.
Bampy its just a Samsung S760 Digital, on Auto. Wasnt an expensive one. Glad you like the pictures.

Thanks Sue.

4 Jan, 2012

 

I've been waiting for this blog and pics,Cinders.:o),and a very Happy New Year to you too..so glad you had a lovely time..By the look of the blue sky,you had good weather ..All those buildings are wonderful..never been to Paris,but it looks great..Best way to spend a holiday,dancing the night away .Lol.

4 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Sandra, It was fabulous. Didnt really seem like Christmas, but I have had that since coming back !!
Sending pm.

4 Jan, 2012

 

Ah, you lucky lady Cinderella, thats looks wonderful....Happy New year xx

4 Jan, 2012

 

Happy New Year Cinders. What a lovely blogg and photo's, I am so glad you had a really nice break. It almost looks as if you were the only one there, it looks so quiet.

4 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Moti.

Hb. Thanks, it was quiet on the water but not in the city.

4 Jan, 2012

 

HNY Cinders....What a smashing way to spend Christmas -pictures are super. Please you had a good time :)

4 Jan, 2012

 

You lucky lady, although we have visited France many times we have never been to Paris, so pleased you had a good time, loved the photos, so clear, obviously the weather was good to you, a very Happy and healthy New Year to you. x

5 Jan, 2012

 

HI Sylvia,
What a difference, you do sound perked up and chirpy...It did the trick then, nice tonic...Glad you enjoyed yourself...
Lovely clear shots too...
Sue xx

5 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Scottish, Happy New Year to you too.

DD, thank you, it was such a busy place, and the lights in the evening were fantastic, especially the Eiffel Tower.

Thanks Sue, I enjoyed it very much.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Happy new year, so pleased you had a lovely time, i love coach holidays but never been on one at xmas time.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Clarice, first time for me at Christmas too. Everyone so friendly, and we had a raffle for charity, drinks and mince pies and sweeties on board too.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Nice when it's all organised for you,Cinders..no hassle of all that preparing at home.Two of my neighbours have just come back from a Christmas and New year break too.Both widows,and aged 81 and 85 ! had a great time at a hotel in Bispham,near Blackpool..not far from you,Carol ..and a mini bus included to take them there and back !I think we will be doing coach holidays here,this year,and not going abroad..just been browsing through brochures :o)

5 Jan, 2012

 

Yes, more and more I am thinking along those lines Sandra. You meet nice people too. I'm not really bothered about going abroad either. My friend likes to go where it is hot, but I would rather have the english weather when it can be relied on, and there are so many places in this country that I haven't seen yet.

5 Jan, 2012

 

I know what you mean,Cinders..and lots we haven't seen yet either..although if we had a windfall at some point? ..and I don't mean apples..could do both !:o)

5 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely blog, Cinders ... beautiful blue sky pics ... sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed your Christmas break in Paris ... well done! ... :o)))

5 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Shirley, I did enjoy it.

5 Jan, 2012

 

I meant to ask you if the food was good French cuisine ... or traditional Christmas Day fare for the Brits?! ...

5 Jan, 2012

 

It's nice to do something different. It looks as though you had good weather during the day as well.

5 Jan, 2012

 

We were very lucky with the weather Frybo, and it wasnt really cold either.
Shirley we had Salmon the first night with a cream sauce, Lasagne the second night and chicken with mushrooms and onions and dauphinoise potatoes on Christmas day, and roast veal the last night, but it was very lacking in vegetables really. Couldnt wait to get home for good old veg.

5 Jan, 2012

 

Well, it reads like an interesting varied menu ... shame about the lack of veg. though ... I hope you have not had any storm damage to your garden? ... :o)

6 Jan, 2012

 

No, I've been lucky really, no major problems, except a short power cut.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Thank goodness for that, Cinders ... just means re-setting anything digital ... grrr!

7 Jan, 2012

 

F inally got to look at your blog, its beautiful, so glad you had a wonderful time, got your email last week, will PM you shortly

7 Jan, 2012

 

Glad you enjoyed it Yorks, thank you.

7 Jan, 2012

 

Ohh! How'd I miss this! I didn't know you were going away, Paris is lovely, isn't it! We went on a college trip way back in 1980, and Keith took us for St Val's day a few years back. It sounds as if you had a magical time! I hope the rest of your year is as happy and healthy!!xx

9 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you so much Libet, thats very kind of you, and I hope you also have a lovely and healthy year.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Cinderella WoW! Thanks for sharing with us this wonderful historical scenery

28 Jan, 2013

 

Your welcome Junna, thank you so much.

28 Jan, 2013

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