Tag Archives: France

Inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

A Cathedral and Basilica in Lyon

There’s not a whole to say for Lyon.  I stayed the night with a couple near the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste.  When I woke in the morning, after a fantastic breakfast and hot shower, I set out to explore.  I walked past the cathedral, took a few pictures, before continuing on to find the little funicular ride up […]

Sénanque Abbey

Driving Through Provence, France

Day 9 was the worst of my 15 day trip through Southern Europe.  It wasn’t completely horrible, but it definitely didn’t go according to plan.  I tried to do too much, to see too much, to cover too much ground.  I didn’t realize how much time it would take to drive through France.  That the […]

The Calanques

Cassis and the Calanques

My 3rd day in Valencia, day 7 of my 15 day trip, was a lazy day of slow meandering throughout the city and lots of rest.  Spending the entire previous day out in the hot Spanish sun and swimming had left me feeling quite drained.  So nothing too exciting to report for that day.  Day […]

The View from on top of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

My last morning in Paris I woke up early to do the climb up to the towers of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris.  I desperately wanted to see the gargoyles, and I figured this would be as good a place as any other for the skyline view of Paris, right?  So, there I was, about […]

Palais Garnier

Some More of Paris…

A lot of people say that Paris is dirty, grungy, crowded, overrated, not worth the time…  As a result, my expectations were not high for the city.  I knew it would be crowded for sure, busy, full of tourists.  It is Paris after all!  So, before I went, I decided to only try to see […]

The Paris Catacombs

Among the Parisian Dead

Day 2 found me up a little earlier, and moving promptly and directly, with purpose.  This was my day to get it right, to be able to see the catacombs of Paris without waiting in line for four hours…  I made my way much faster and smoother than I had the prior day, and this […]

Untouched for Years...

Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Cimetière du Père Lachaise

After navigating the metro maze, I found myself across the street from the Cimetière du Père Lachaise.  It’s above the street with a wall holding up the hill, and blocking most of it from site.  In the corner of the cemetery is a doorway, that opens onto stairs up, an awesome entrance for an awesome […]