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I’ll start with saying that do you see the sky on that photo? Remember my bad weather curse…? Nice spring weather huh? *giggles*

We did no shopping, “only” sightseeing (and some romance stuff *giggles*) to really see the most of Paris in such short time!!!

Of course, I’ll start with The Eiffel Tower , which is the tallest structure in Paris and built in 1889. The designer and engineer was Gustave Eiffel, so naturally the tower were named after him. Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 324 m (1,063 ft) high.

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I read in Wikipedia that it had 6,719,200 visitors 2006 and it has more than 200,000,000 since it was constructed. This makes the tower the most visited paid monument in the world per year! And I can confirm that there were a lot of visitors, long lines actually – butt it’s totally worth it.

To go up there was quite an achievement since we’re both afraid of heights! At first I thought: “Holy shit – am I going up there really???!!!” Butt then my Miss Piggy side of me said: “If I have gone to Paris, I’ll go up in the Eiffel Tower if it’s the last thing I do alive!” I’m very pigheaded…. *giggles*

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When you stand right under it, you can see the steady, robust and reliable construction of it, so it was kind of reassuring.

Luckily Mr Lifecruiser is the Gentleman #1 here on earth, so he volunteered to help me through the elevators in the top floors. The first levels are OK, but the last one…. *shivers* I had to lean on Mr L and close my eyes. Though I must say that it’s worth it, even though I at once began to fear the ride down again…

Just look at those views from the Eiffel:

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Another BIG tourist attraction of Paris is The Musee du Louvre, the former home of the kings of France, which is one of the largest museums in the world. It’s collections are devided into 7 departments!!! With 8.3 million visitors in 2006 the Louvre must be the most visited art museum in the world. Phew!


You can go there for days…. Hello cruisers, don’t get lost there! Or hide in some corner having some private romances ;-) *giggles*

It’s also have a very very big park or garden outside. I can’t believe how big this building really is, you walk and walk and walk from the gates to come to the main entrance, the glass pyramid (which not quite fit in the environment I think) and it seems like you never reach it!


…and this is me after all the walking & drinking:


There is so much art in there, so I think I would have needed a couple of weeks, to really be able to see them all! Wow! And all from such great artists… Unbelievable almost. It’s like another world.

Have anyone spotted the hunchback yet…? No, I don’t mean ME, you silly cruisers ;-)

Now we comes to the wonderful Gothic cathedral Notre Dame de Paris! Did you know that Notre Dame translated from French means “Our Lady”…? I didn’t until now!


What about taking a trip down to Place de la Concorde?


There stands the giant 3,300-year-old Egyptian obelisk with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II, which once was the entrance to the Luxor Temple. France got it from the Egypts in 1829 and laced in the centre of Place de la Concorde in 1833. The red granite column rises 23 metres high and weighs over 250 tonnes.


…and this diagrams tell how they transported it, probably not an easy task at these days!


My, they really have big phallus symbols in this city…. *giggles*

I was surprised though, we’ve heard so much about the romantic Paris with so many love couple’s and certainly down by the river Seine, butt – we only found 1 (other!) love couple on our stay there. And no romantic accordian players other from a few in the metro. We felt like the only lovers in the city – how awkward it was… butt lovely :-)


Place de la Bastille is the square where the Bastille prison stood until the Storming of the Bastille and the destruction of it during the French Revolution.

The July Column (Colonne de Juillet) is a monument to the Revolution of 1830. The column is engraved in gold with the names of Parisians who died during the revolution. The gold-covered statue at the top is called the Genie de la Liberte (the Spirit of Freedom).

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Don’t you feel like climbing up there…?!

I fear to go on the Champs-Elysees with you after all this…


…and it’s difficult sometimes to keep your skirt down!!! *giggles*


Arc de Triomphe was commissioned in 1806 by Napoleon, butt was not finished until in 1836.

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The names of major victories won during the Revolutionary & Napoleonic periods is engraved around the top of the Arch. Less important victories names and the 558 generals, are on the walls inside. The underlined Generals names died in action.

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Montmartre is a 130 meter high hill in the north of Paris, known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Couer, for a lot of artists and for it’s nightclub’s – a very cool and picturesque place we’ll have a wonderful time!


Many artists has worked in this area – Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Salvador Dali­ and Vincent van Gogh – and new ones still wok there. Though look out for the cheap tourist art that isn’t cheap at all! Or maybe someone wants to paint you naked…? *giggles*

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Such funky cats art for all the cat lovers:


It was also where our hotel was situated, The Comfort Inn Saint Pierre at 10 Rue De Clignancourt. The location where absolutely terrific, we wanted to stay in Montmartre close to the artists, butt I can’t really recommend the hotel since we got quite a shabby room there.

Though, what does the room matters when you’re in Love….? *giggles*

(If you look for fine Paris hotels check out EasyToBook.com!)

Let me just say that we were not in the need of any nightclubs… or other… eh… interesting things there. Oh, and we even got a dirty suggestions from a young man in the street… No, we didn’t accept that! *giggles*

What about the food in Paris? I only have one answer: do YOU eat when you’re in love…?

The first stone of Basilica of the Sacre Coeur was laid in 1875. The Architect, Abadie, died when only the foundation were built. It wasn’t completed until 1914 and not consecrated until 1919 after the World War I ended.


The interior of the church is so impressive, it’s hard to describe it in words and it’s difficult to take photos in the dark lighting. It contains one of the worlds largest mosaics, and depicts Christ with outstretched arms:


We have sweet memories from there… *dreamy look*

When leaving there, we went down a bit and sat down on a park bench. I thought Mr Lifecruiser had acted a bit strange during our Paris stay and now I understood why!

He had, every day, been searching for the perfect spot to propose to me and now he fell down on his knees in front of me, holding a red rose and started to make his proposal speach to me…. So romantic, so touching… and neither of us can remember any word of what he said today – only the answer!

It was YES…. of course… and then a lot of kissing folllowed…. *kissing noices*


…and then the sun finally did break through the clouds… The bird came flying to the tree right above us and started to sing… and so did our hearts…

Finally we found the romance in Paris!

…and just look at my satisfied, so happy and in love-look!


See also all our photos from Lifecruiser at Paris 2004 here in larger format. Or as a Lifecruiser at Paris 2004 slideshow here. (Click in the middle of the picture to get the Info about it)

Captain ♥ Lifecruiser

PS. Please go and have a look at the great greetings cards from Paris of Sonia Bignall – or La Grande Arche de la Defense at A Changing Life!

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40 Comments on “Paris butt no Hilton”

    bharadwaj said:

    Why did i know that i was going to see a kissing pair even while i was scrolling half the page?

    My pick among these pics..

    river seiene..

    RennyBA said:

    Woow, your so well traveled – yesterday in London, today in Paris! And what a lovely guided tour! I was there in the last century. Reading your post and watching all those pics really took me down the memory lane. Some of them was all the steps on The Eiffel Tower and what a great view it was on top of Arc de Triomphe.

    I was to young to feel the hot romantic atmosphere though – looking at you tells me I missed something ;-)

    Off to Gattina then!

    mar said:

    Wonderful, Notre Captain, such great views from Paris (lucky us it isn’t Hilton, lol). You are doing a fab work putting all these cyber cruise posts together!!!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Thanks for the compliment Tor :-)

    …and whistles at that photo of the church! What a beautiful architecture – adorable. I love small churches even more than the big ones.

    Lifecruiser said:

    Oh, thanks Mar, you’re making me blush now…. *giggles*

    Butt it really is all the cruisers that makes this ship sailing!!!

    I love you all, you know that by know?


    A. said:

    Oh it brings back such memories! We lived there for three years, and although I tried to see as much as possible, I missed out going to the top of the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe.

    I did a brief post about the Grande Arche de la Défense yesterday, if anyone is interested. Unlike many people, I actually liked La Défense, even though I love old buildings.

    But whatever else I did, I can’t compete with a proposal! Sigh …. How very romantic… ahhh….

    TorAa said:

    A wonderful, natural smil – not Paris Hilton, lot’s more charming and lively.

    Merci for bringing me back to my old favourite Ville – Lutetia. I’ve worked there. And visited so many times, unless the ten last years.

    And Tor d’Eifel * giggles* –

    Did you know he of course also constructed more than this Tor?

    Here is an example – a Church in Arica, Northern Chile – The church was brought there over the dessert from Peru more than 125 years ago – after a sunami flooded all churches away in the area.
    Church in Arica

    Lifecruiser said:

    I can believe that you got many flashbacks by this :-) Nice memories I hope… even if it’s no proposal :-)

    Very interesting post, I’ve linked to it now :-)

    Lifecruiser said:

    Thanks for the linking Swordie ;-)

    claudie said:

    What a lovely romance in Paris! So romantic! Only love and no food and no night clubs! Only two lovers discovering Paris! I’ll come back thursday, to see all the photos because I don’t want to miss anything. I have to wake up at 6 tomorrow to prepare a little the house because Pierre will receive visiters for our house (remember we sell it) and at 9h19 I take the train with the girls and direction Monaco and just now I must catch them at a night party!!!
    Thanks for this marvelous tour , my captain!

    Sword Girl said:

    Now that is ROMANTIC! Y’all look so happy with true love! I love the picture with the sunshine in your face! And I was amazed with the obelisk, how it was moved from Egypt. I have learned a lot from your post, and I need to download some software, so I can hear how to pronounce the names correctly! :-D

    Sword Girl » For 786 points… said:

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    Melli said:

    *huffing and puffing* I’m here! I’m HERE! *stops to catch her breath* … sheeeeeesh! I had a little detour to Hawaii and had to RUN to catch up!!! There is just SO much going on in the world today! WOW! Would ya look at that!? That looks like the SAME Eiffel Tower my Krysti brought home from Paris a month or two ago! Even the clouds match! LOL! Oooops! Same Louvre too! hehehe…. wow! Aside from the lovely shot of Swordgirl, and all that FABULOUS art work, I would swear MY Krysti was WITH us NOW in Paris! I do have to THANK YOU Captain! I have been WANTING to visit Paris … ever since Krysti returned! YOU’RE THE BEST!!! And what do you mean NO CLIMBING??? Why in the world would they put the Spirit Of Freedom at the top if I wasn’t MEANT to go dance with her??? Silly Parisians!!!

    Melli said:

    WHERE did my mile long comment go???

    Jeremy Hobbs said:

    The Churches are so beautiful. Breath taking in person, I’m sure.

    Mansi said:

    Hi there captain!

    nice to be on board!!! man, i’d give anythign to see the Eiffel Tower and Louvre…will need to convince my husband a bit more:)…u have a nice blog here…i have a food blog but write about some travelarticles from time to time…take a look at http://funnfud.blogspot.com

    Till later!!


    Mansi said:

    nice blog, and awesome pics!!

    i didn’t know if you ot my previous long comment..

    so hope this one works


    Gattina said:

    Since I spent 10 days in Paris to help a friend installing her new appartment in the 16th arrondissement after her divorce, I have enough of Paris ! It’s a beautiful town for tourists with a lot to see but I can tell you living there is a nightmare ! Paris people are unfriendly, unpolite and complain all the time, even frenchs say that.
    BTW I announced today that I will do a stop for the Cyber Cruise about the english coast with a link to our capitain’ i.e. you ! You can’t believe how lovely these old little coast towns are !

    Lifecruiser said:

    Sorry about that Melli! The comment were there, butt did not show up until I deleted the link to Hawaii in your comment – very strange! Don’t ask me why… I’ll have to keep an eye on that, butt it’s the first time it happens.

    Soo, we’ll continue to have problem to keep you away from there… Maybe we should just poor a lot of Dom into you so you can’t climb…. *giggles*

    Mark said:

    Do you know what I think i might have passed you on my way home, as we went around Paris . I said to my wife look at them two kissing over there i bet that is Captain and Mr Lifecruiser.And it was…

    Thanks for the link and feed and vote and favourite and blog catalouge, I will do the same.

    Cheers Mark

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    Sword Girl said:

    I’ve got my Sam’s Knob report up Captain! :-D

    Caledonia said:

    It was miserable weather when I went to Paris too and we couldn’t go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower as it was too windy. Couldn’t see anything for fog anyway!

    I nearly starved too since they aren’t good at vegetarian dishes!

    Will have that Edinburgh Festival report done for you for Monday next week!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Oh, claudie you’re always sooo cheerful, I love you for that :-)

    …and we’re waiting with excitement for your Monaco report – I’m sure you’re having a wonderful time there!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Yes… it really was that romantic…. *dreamy look in my face*

    I thought that Egypt info were real interesting too, I didn’t know that before! What an achievement to transport it that long way!!!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Yes, it really was just that, breathtaking!

    Lifecruiser said:

    I will, today, as I didn’t have the time for it yesterday :-)

    Lifecruiser said:

    Well, I’ve heard something similar to that, butt didn’t experienced it that much when we were there.

    It’s very expensive there though…

    Lifecruiser said:

    Oh, sorry for not seeing you, butt we were in the seventh heaven…. *giggles*

    CU L8er :-)

    Lifecruiser said:

    Well done SwordGirl! An excellent camping trip, very beautiful trail! Loved it :-)

    Lifecruiser said:

    OH, such bad luck! So I can be really happy that I did get to see it then.

    The Edinburg Festival sounds just GREAT Caledonia, since I wanted to go there butt couldn’t squeeze it in!

    Monday is scheduled then :-)

    chase said:

    Well when I was in Paris it was too hot that I sweat alot which I hate the most. Did you visit the catacombs there?

    Lifecruiser said:

    No Chase, we didn’t visit the catacombs! Butt now you made me wish we had… We totally missed that. *bummer*

    Funny Picture Man said:

    Is that link bait having Paris, Hilton , and Butt in the same title? Very clever. I bow to the master. Or just great after effect by a random musing. -FPM

    Lifecruiser said:

    Well, I’m not the Captain of the Lifecruiser ship without reason…. *LMAO*

    Sarakastic said:

    I’m surprised that I’ve never heard of or seen pictures of the July Column before, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

    Kersson said:

    Next summer I am planning to go to one of the following three destinations: Portugal, France or England. I thought Portugal is the country where I can spend more relaxed time. However, now I think I will go to visit the The Eiffel Tower, after looking at so beautiful pictures.

    aka R'acquel said:

    Incredible shot of the column for a bad weather day! It’s funny how the column glows like your face after that kiss. I wonder if there’s a connection. teeheeheee

    Anders said:

    Eexcellent post about Paris and I almost died of the title…..
    I’m following you on Twitter, I’m cityrat59 over there by the way!


    Anders’s last blog post..Goda dagar

    Cecil Lee said:

    Great travellogue to Paris with such a lively and romantic :razz: storyline… When could I be able to write like you?

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