Met for breakfast at 8am at our place and decided to walk to Sacre Coeur as we are actually saying in the Montmartre area. It was a lovely walk through the cobble-stoned streets passing souvenir shops, cafes , restaurants and artists doing portraits of tourists. The Browns hadn't been to the area before and we were happy to see it again, Sacre Coeur is quite a beautiful church and zrcitecturally different to the others in Paris. I then decided to split off from the others as they had decided to do a walk down the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triomphe and I decided to go back to Pere Lachaise cemetery. When I got there I took a photo of the plan and index of where all the famous people were buried but it was very difficult to actullay locate them all. In the end I only found Jim Morrison which was the one I really wanted to find. In fact I found it because there was a large group of people gathered around it and didn’t see any large groups anywhere after that. Seems that his was the most popular one for people to find. Others buried there are Edith Piaf, Chopin, George Melies, Oscar Wilde plus many others. It was still interesting anyway as many of the tombstones are quite elaborate.
Then rang the others and they were about half-way down the Champs waiting for coffee at Starbucks which apparently took them about 45 minutes, so I decided to catch the Metro down to the Champs Elysees Clemenceau station
We then wandered over to the Louvre to have a look at the Pyramid and were able to have a look inside as well. We had all decided we didn’t need to visit the galleries again and we didn’t have time anyway.
Then walked over to Les Halles and had a look at the Georges Pompidou Centre before heading home for an early dinner so we could pack our bags ready for the train journey to London tomorrow morning. We’ve had a great time in Paris with the Browns, obviously a lot more we could have seen but we were happy with what we had achieved.
Last full day in Paris
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Paris, Île-de-France, France