07-07 Paris – Père Lachaise and Saint Denis (July 7-8, 2014)

It is shaping up  to be a very unusual trip to Paris.  We focused our attention on famous Paris cemeteries (Montparnasse and Père Lachaise), and Saint-Denis is in essence a cemetery for French kings.  It is definitely not your typical touristy Paris.

Monday, July 7 – Père Lachaise Cemetery

Tuesday, July 8 – Basilique royale de Saint-Denis

 


Monday, July 7 2014

Hour-by-hour

[20 vs. 4]  [original draft written on 7/10 THUR at 10:05 in Beaugency]

Apparently we are waking up a little bit earlier every morning.  Yesterday camera smashed against kitchen floor around 12 noon. Today – Monday – first pictures about our electrical problems.

10:53 Electrical problem – one of the fuses blown – now kitchen has no light .  I have to call out French hosts over Skype.  They said technitin will pay us a visit, and we do not have to ah home.

 

07-07 10;53 Circuit Breaker Box in Paris 07-07 10;54 Fuses - Paris
Good morning! There are light in the kitchen.  First problem to solve today – how to open one of these fuse boxes? On no!  These fuses are not re-settable.  When they gone, you have to buy a new ones.  Where one buys some fuses in Paris?

Free Wi-Fi in some public parks.  On the way to Père Lachaise Cemetery we stopped at a public park (Square de la Roquette) to wash our fruits, and discovered that there is free Wi-Fi in there.  Apparently that is a common thing in public parks in Paris.

 

07-07 Walking from Rue de Lappe to Pere Lachaise 07-07 12;33 Entrance to Pere Lachaise
Pleasant walk from our apartment through Rue de la Roquette to Père Lachaise Cemetery 12:33 Entrance to Père Lachaise Cemetery. It is free, and it is open from 8H to18H

 

12:30 – 16:30 Trip to  Père Lachaise Cemetery

 

07-07 12:37  Pere Lachaise celebrities 07-07 12:48  Pere Lachaise plan
 (B) Here is where famous graves are located.  Prepare to spend several hours in this treasure hunt.  All graves are equal, but some graves are more famous than the others.

 

 

<—-  (A) Here s a list of “considered-to-be-famous-graves”

 

 

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IMAGE 01 07-07 14:19 Isadora Duncan
TEXT 01 For us this name is recognizable as a wife of Russian poet Sergei Yesenin who was 18 years her junior.  His life mysteriously ended in Christmas days of 1925 in Hotel Angleterre in Leningrad.

 

 

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Tombs of Bizet, Balzac, Apollinaire, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Édith Piaf, Modigliani, Auguste Comte, Vincenzo Bellini (not in the guide), Gioachino Rossini (crypt only), Camille Pissarro.

 

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This took us almost half a day (4 hours)

 

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Walk across Paris – Place de Voses – Mares (using freeNav APP) to a closed vegan place.

 

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Marker where Henry IV was assassinated – 11 Rue de la Ferronnerie

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Supper at Saveurs Végét’Halles instead (MasterCard)

 

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Walk back home along the Seine river

 

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Back home at 22:38

 


Tuesday, July 8 2014

Hour-by-hour

[19 vs.5]

Last full day in Paris

Trip to Saint Denis

Long metro trip on line 13

Market day at Saint Denis – madhouse with peole of all colors and shapes

Entrance to the church is free

Crypt tickets are €7.50

 

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17:00 Trip back to Cathedédrale Alexandre Nevsky de Paris (open Tue, Fri and Sun from 15 to 17)

Eat at Hippopotamus (18:00) – AmEx

Walk along Champs-Élysées

10 min line to get to Louis Vuitton

Metro trip on line 1 to Bastille

Back home at 21H to watch Brazil vs. Germany (1:7)

(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

Navigate through the List

  1. 07-04 First Steps in Paris (Friday, July 4, 2014) (2014/07/04)
  2. 07-05 Paris - View from a sharp angle (July 5-6, 2014) (2014/07/05)
  3. 07-07 Paris - Père Lachaise and Saint Denis (July 7-8, 2014) (2014/07/07)
  4. 07-09 From Paris to Beaugency [bo:zhensi:] (Wednesday, July 09, 2014) (2014/07/09)
  5. 07-10 Beaugency to Uzerche (Thursday, July 10, 2014) (2014/07/10)
  6. 07-11 Uzerche to Montignac and to Sarlat (Friday, July 11, 2014) (2014/07/11)
  7. 07-12 Sarlat, Rocamadour, Figeac and Bouziès (Saturday, July 12, 2014) (2014/07/12)
  8. 07-13 From Bouziès to Albi (Sunday, July 13 2014) (2014/07/13)
  9. 07-14 From Albi to Toulouse and to Auch (Monday, July 14 2014) (2014/07/14)
  10. 07-15 From Auch to Lupiac (birthplace of D'Artagnan) to Tabres (2014/07/15)
  11. 07-16 From Tabres into Spain and Pyrenees (2014/07/16)
  12. 07-17 Reaching for the highest point in Pyrenees (2014/07/17)
  13. 07-18 Monastery in Yesa, Navarra (Spain) (2014/07/18)
  14. 07-19 Back to France - Busy Biarritz (2014/07/19)
  15. 07-20 SUN - Bordeaux - city with large squares (2014/07/20)

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