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Paris & Versailles
June 2000

We said we would go back to Paris after our visit of May 1999 and here we are - taking Mum and Dad for their first holiday abroad.

I must have frightened the locals with my half-remembered french language, 30 years after school, and in a Lancashire accent...


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01 Getting There From Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower in one rather long day!
02 The Arc de Triomphe Napolean's triumphant archway and one of the most famous landmarks of Paris.
03 The Eiffel Tower As the tour around Paris continues we find a reminder of Blackpool!
04 Notre Dame A stop at the famous cathedral and the bells... the BELLS!!!
05 Some Time To Ourselves A couple of hours off the coach.
06 Paris After Dark What's that English fool doing with that saxophone???
07 Versailles Gardens A look at the gardens of the Sun King and watch the fountains come to life with a pass of the mouse!
08 Versailles Gardens 2
A statue? Yes... it is me!
09 On The Seine Burkes on Boats... Join us for un cruise sur le ship!
10 Place du Tertre Come with us to Montmartre and get all artistic in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Picasso!
11 The Hill of Sacré-Coeur 237 steps led us back down to the merry-go-round of Montmartre.
12 Of Pianos, Clarinets and Dances What does that idiot think he's doing now???
13 Vimy Ridge Site of the Canadian War Memorial to the Battle of the Somme in World War 1.
14 Homeward Bound Afloat once more - pass the grog!
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