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Traveling to Normandy for D-Day and WWII Memorial


Normandy Landings, D-Day: June 6, 1944 The Normandy landings (code name Operation Neptune) occurred on Tuesday June 6, 1944.  It was on this day that the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II took place.  The landings commenced beginning at 6:30 am British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning, as for most Allied operations, the term D-Day was used for the day of the actual […]

Angelina’s


If you are looking to stop for a quick snack, don’t miss out on Angelina’s.  Located near the Tuileries Garden and the Luxor Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, Angelina’s is famous for it’s macaroons and hot chocolate.  While offering many other treats and full entrees, we recommend a quick stop for a cup […]

Place de la Bastille


The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris that touches 3 different arrondissements, the 4th, 11th, and 13th.  It’s the site where the Bastille prison stood until the ‘Storming of the Bastille’ occurred.  It was then subsequently destroyed between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution.  The Bastille Metro station close to the July Column which is […]

Flame of Liberty


The Flame of Liberty monument in Paris is easy to get to and worth a quick stop when you are looking for things to do. The Flame of Liberty is a full size, gold-leaf-covered replica of the same flame held by the Statue of Liberty in New York City.   The Flame of Liberty has now become an […]

Grand Palais


When you visit Paris, the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées will almost certainly be visible from many of the areas you are visiting.  Built in 1897, the Grand Palais was constructed once the Palais de l’Industrie (Palace of Industry) was demolished.  The Grand Palais was build in preparation for the works that would be presented at the Universal […]

Pont Alexandre III


This famous arch-bridge, built between 1896 and 1900 reflects the same styles used in the Grand Palace.  The Pont Alexandre III bridge crosses the Seine and connects Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides quarter.  Featuring prominent architecture and four gilt-bronze statues of Fames, this bridge is visible from many area Paris and is sure to be used while vacationing.  Many Paris […]

The Luxor Obelisk


Standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde, the Luxor Obelisk rises 23 meters high.  Taken from its original home in the Luxor Temple in Egypt the Luxor Obelisk now resides in Paris.  The Obelisk is a yellow granite column and weighs over 250 metric tons (280 short tons). It is decorated extensively with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of the […]

Napoleon’s Tomb (Les Invalides)


Located in the rear of Les Invalides is the site of Napoleon’s Tomb.  This tomb is in the Eglise du Dome Church which is unmistakable with it’s gold Dome rising above the Hotel des Invalides. In February of 1821 Napoleon’s health began to fail rapidly.  He died two days later, after confession, Extreme Unction and Viaticum in the presence of Father […]

Pont Neuf (New Bridge)


The Pont Neuf or ‘New Bridge’ is actually the oldest bridge in Paris.  This is a must-see bridge in Paris if you are looking for things to do or see near the Louvre and Notre Dame de Paris.  The Pont Neuf is composed of two separate spans, one consists of five arches joining the left […]