My Life - So Far

"Unbounded ambition makes an obscure existence simply impossible for me"
Lucien de Rubempré

Friday, January 12, 2007

Paris V

In the morning of the following day we had to check out at the hostel and check in at the Hotel Belfort in the 11th Arrondissement. This hotel was on a calm street but still not far away from the metro stop Voltaire. We had everything there: A big supermarket, a bank, small fruit shops and many bakeries. The room and the bed in the hotel was bigger than the other one and we even had a bath.

We were very happy it wasn't that cold anymore, no, we felt as if it was spring already because now the temperature was far over 10°C. So we just walked around the 11th arrondissement and we soon came to the Bastille, a prison, known because of the storming on July 14, 1789, which is considered the beginning of the French Revolution. This date is now the French national holiday.

We walked and walked and soon we were at the Place de Vosges, the oldest square in Paris. We again saw the Notre Dame from behind and decided to see the Pigalle at night before returning to the hotel.


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