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Day 15

Paris

So with a sudden twist of fate, Krisitn and I decided to stay another day in Paris. And just like yesterday, Krisitn and I found ourselves overwhelmed by the amount of sights there are to see here!
We woke up at around 9:30 and packed up our stuff before heqding out for a walking tour put on by our hostel. The first stop was at Cemetiere Pere Lachaisse, the largest and most famous cemetary in all of Paris. We walked through it for about an hour, and saw the grave sites of people like Oscar Wilde, Jimmy Morrison, Edith Piaff, Chopin, and many others. After leaving Pere Lachaisse, we walked to a nearby Park for a picnic. It was a lot of fun. Then along with 5 other canadian backpackers we hopped onto the metro again and attempted to head to the catacombes, a historical site that was highly recommended by some of the travellers we met in Italy. However, we were saddened to find that we were 5 minutes late and that the Catacombes were closed. So, after stopping for a drink, we decided to head out to the Arc de Triomphe. It was really nice, qnd we were suprised to find that a number of WWII vets were there in full uniform to show their respect as well.
Afterwards, we went back with the group to the hostel. A number of people from the hostel were going out to the Eiffel tower later on!
Bye for now!

Posted by Kris.Kare 05:46 Archived in France Tagged backpacking

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Oh you missed the catacombs?! It was really interesting, very very very weird and somewhat disturbing too...anyways how did you find it trying to get across to the arc de triomph....it took me and Kay forever to understand how to get over there lol....we stood there for 15mins contemplating running across lol

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