Monday, November 29, 2010

Montmartre Hill, Paris

We touched down at CDG (Charles de Gaulle) airport early in the morning and the coach brought us to Novotel Hotel for buffet breakfast. Temperature was about 7'C this morning and still tolerable ;)
random photo at the garden outside hotel
in the hotel lobby



next, the coach driver brought us to Montmartre Hill (pronounce as mont-mart), also known as Basilica of the Sacre Couer.
along the way, we saw beautiful classical buildings.....
most of the buildings are old, but nicely built
another building
on the way to Montmartre Hill, lots of people though it was a Monday

we took cable car to the top, and saw great view of Paris city

the church, Saint Pierre de Montmartre
me in front of the church, it was quite cold up there, have to wear my down jacket

thats hubby, looking abit tired


and me, looking tired as well, dint slept well in the plane =_=
we went into the church to see the architecture, no camera allowed so no photos...


spotted this leng lui artist there ^^ there're lots of talented painters here, drawing portraits for you and scenery


some of the great paintings, I was told even Picasso was here before he became famous

p/s: more on my Paris trip coming up, please stay tune ^^

21 comments:

  1. The ancience building view looked so beautiful.

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  2. Very beautiful architecture of the building :)
    Not only nicely built, but are maintained well too, not like the old building in our town :p

    So, did you get yourself draw by the artist?

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  3. The view of Paris city is so nice... so "flat" hor? One thing common about European cities are... they don't have those modern sky-scrapers. All the buildings are very ancient but nicely maintained. You can start planning a trip to Italy... Very romantic too :)

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  4. Yan, yes, really different from Malaysia's..

    Yvonne, you're right!
    Nope, I got not enough time..may be next time!

    ChloeRuoyi, ya, I heard about it too. Wish to visit Italy, Rome and Venice ;)

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  5. Somehow looking at the photos give me the romantic feel..haha. The architecture there is awesome. Pictures also turned out nicer. :P

    You look great eventhough you were tired. :)

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  6. Mummy Gwen, correct, there's a sense of romance everywhere you go there, haha ;)
    haha, glad that I still looked great :P

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  7. waiting for ur next post......

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  8. It's great you visited Paris. It is the most amazing city. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures with us. Regards from Hotel Charles de Gaulle

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  9. I always love all these ancient buildings in Europe. Im sure I will be busy taking lots of pixs if Im there. Have a good time!

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  10. beautiful place! I want to gooooooooo!

    jen @ www.charmoflife.ca

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  11. Yvon S, alright! Coming up tomorrow ;)

    Natalie Smith, you're right! Paris is really an amazing city, really wish to visit it again!

    ChrisAu, be sure to spare a few memory cards and batteries when you go there! ^^
    You have a nice day!

    Jen, well, go and pester your fiance to bring you there!!

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  12. Beverly's Secret, thank you ^^

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  13. Hello Hayley,

    Great photos there. How did you feel being one of the few Asian Chinese looking there? I believe at first, you feel awkward right? But then, thank goodness you join a tour where there's a bunch of Asian looking people with you. Hahaha! It happened to me before.

    7 degree celcius? Oh man! That's cold. After a few days there, do you really appreciate hot sunny weather like Malaysia? No wonder the Westerners enjoy wearing bikinis and singlet when they are in Malaysia.

    The old buildings or classical building are very beautiful in Western countries. The photos u took? Wow! great! I love those buildings. I can't wait to see more.

    P/s : Hey Hayley, a trip like this will surely be good to show many photos. May I suggest you use a Photoscape software, where you can combine many photos in one box? It does not only save your blogging space, but can u imagine? We can see all the photos in one box. By doing it, we can see even more photos of your honeymoon. Furtermore, it shortens the downloading time for your blog.

    Just go to google and type Free photoscape software. You can then download it to your PC and use the Pages function. It is easy to use. Trust me.

    Have a nice day Hayley. Looking forward to more posts of your vacation.

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  14. Willie, nope, to be honest I dont feel awkward, as there're also local Chinese people there, hehe ;)
    Sometimes, I enjoy the windy weather also, as its really too hot here in our country =_=
    Thanks for the suggestion, I heard about it actually. But I'm using other softwares (eg: Photoshop) to edit those pictures. Sometimes its really great to combine few photos in one, but of course, need time and effort, haha ;)

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  15. I stayed in a small hotel (one of those classic-looking buildings) right across the road from Sacre Coeur during my Paris vacation.

    The view from the church area down was fantastic!!!

    Ur hotel looks posh and nice :)

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  16. beautiful photos. love the old buildings.

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  17. I pray that one day i can tell my lovely wife there Paris, she was there three years ago, business trip, i cannot go ma,,,,,now i want to make this a plan,, thanks for sharing ya

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  18. YT, yes, the view up there is so nice! I will never forget the awesome view there ;)

    Barbara, me too! Most of their buildings are very historical.

    Eugene, yaya, since your kids are big enough, I think its time for a family trip liao! Paris is really a great place to go! ;)

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  19. Wow, beautiful place to go! How much is the tour package per person?

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  20. Alice Phua, well, according to my hubby, its about RM14k per person, thats because of the 5 star hotel and better food.. If not, it'll be cheaper ;)

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