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ORLEANS, LOUVRE,& REIMS, FRANCE.

A week in France

A great week in France. -- I made my way first to Orleans, for two night stay at the Ibis Hotel. Orleans as a statue of Joan of Arc the French heroine she was a shepardess, died at the Stake aged 19.---Moving on the journey by train to Paris Austerlitz took just over an hour,for a two nights stay in Paris., to visit the Louvre Museum.. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays , and in the past
that seems to have been the day i was in Paris. So made sure this time it was not a Tuesday. I"m not really an art person,
but i enjoyed my over 3 hour visit. The Louvre is in Rue de Rivoli, on the right bank of the river Seine. In 2013 buying a ticket was just walk up .
I notice in these troubled times of 2020, booking is on line for a Time Slot and a Face Mask/Covering must be worn.----I moved on to Reims [Rheims in English } for a two nights stay. Around here is Champagne country. Reims as Roman history, with the widest Roman Triumphal Arch in the Roman World of 32m long. and 13m high. --- A train journey from Orleans via Paris to Reims takes just under 3 hours.ORLEANS,  FRANCE..-- Town Hall.

ORLEANS, FRANCE..-- Town Hall.

ORLEANS  FRANCE.-- Cathedral. --RC.

ORLEANS FRANCE.-- Cathedral. --RC.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE  -- Cathedral.     Started to build in 1601,  finished 1829.

ORLEANS, FRANCE -- Cathedral. Started to build in 1601, finished 1829.

ORLEANS  FRANCE. --Cathedral.  -- Seat of a Bishop.

ORLEANS FRANCE. --Cathedral. -- Seat of a Bishop.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.   Cathedral.

ORLEANS, FRANCE. Cathedral.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.  Joan of Arc on horse back.

ORLEANS, FRANCE. Joan of Arc on horse back.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.   Statue of Joan of Arc.   "The Maid of Orleans ".

ORLEANS, FRANCE. Statue of Joan of Arc. "The Maid of Orleans ".

ORLEANS,   FRANCE.--No snails for me  thanks.

ORLEANS, FRANCE.--No snails for me thanks.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.  -  River Loire., longest river in  France.

ORLEANS, FRANCE. - River Loire., longest river in France.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.  --  Nice walk by the river Loire.

ORLEANS, FRANCE. -- Nice walk by the river Loire.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.

ORLEANS, FRANCE.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.

ORLEANS, FRANCE.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.

ORLEANS, FRANCE.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE.  Modern trams.

ORLEANS, FRANCE. Modern trams.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE,   Rail  station.   Trains to Paris  Austerlitz, just over one  hour.

ORLEANS, FRANCE, Rail station. Trains to Paris Austerlitz, just over one hour.

ORLEANS,  FRANCE..Ibis.Hotel. i stayed here two nights.  --Opposite rail  station.

ORLEANS, FRANCE..Ibis.Hotel. i stayed here two nights. --Opposite rail station.

PARIS,  FRANCE.   Bar of Pinte de Nord.   This Hotel is near Paris Nord rail  station.  I"ve stayed here many times.

PARIS, FRANCE. Bar of Pinte de Nord. This Hotel is near Paris Nord rail station. I"ve stayed here many times.

PARIS , FRANCE. River Seine in flood. 2013.

PARIS , FRANCE. River Seine in flood. 2013.

PARIS,  FRANCE.   -- Entrance to Louvre  Museum.

PARIS, FRANCE. -- Entrance to Louvre Museum.

PARIS  FRANCE,  -- Inside the Glass Pyramid of Louvre  Museum.

PARIS FRANCE, -- Inside the Glass Pyramid of Louvre Museum.

PARIS,  FRANCE.  Louvre  museum.

PARIS, FRANCE. Louvre museum.

PARIS,  FRANCE,.  Louvre museum , underground.

PARIS, FRANCE,. Louvre museum , underground.

PARIS,  FRANCE,   -- Louvre  Museum.

PARIS, FRANCE, -- Louvre Museum.

PARIS  , FRANCE .. Louvre museum.

PARIS , FRANCE .. Louvre museum.

PARIS,  FRANCE,  Louvre  Museum. --  Mona  Lisa by Leonardo de Vinci.

PARIS, FRANCE, Louvre Museum. -- Mona Lisa by Leonardo de Vinci.

PARIS,  FRANCE -- Louvre Museum.

PARIS, FRANCE -- Louvre Museum.

PARIS,  FRANCE --Louvre museum.

PARIS, FRANCE --Louvre museum.

PARIS,  FRANCE.. --  Louvre  Museum.

PARIS, FRANCE.. -- Louvre Museum.

PARIS EST  STATION..  Picture of French  troops boarding train in WW1.

PARIS EST STATION.. Picture of French troops boarding train in WW1.

REIMS  FRANCE. -- Rail  station.

REIMS FRANCE. -- Rail station.

REIMS,  FRANCE. --  Porte Mars Roman Arch.  32m  long.

REIMS, FRANCE. -- Porte Mars Roman Arch. 32m long.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE. --  Roman  remains.

REIMS, FRANCE. -- Roman remains.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE.  -- Roman  site.

REIMS, FRANCE. -- Roman site.

REIMS,  FRANCE..At the rear of cathedral.. Nice meal and beer.

REIMS, FRANCE..At the rear of cathedral.. Nice meal and beer.

REIMS,  FRANCE.  Inside cathedral.

REIMS, FRANCE. Inside cathedral.

REIMS,  FRANCE.    Cathedral.

REIMS, FRANCE. Cathedral.

REIMS,  FRANCE  -- Cathedral nave.

REIMS, FRANCE -- Cathedral nave.

REIMS,  FRANCE...Cathedral.

REIMS, FRANCE...Cathedral.

REIMS,  FRANCE,    Rear of cathedral.

REIMS, FRANCE, Rear of cathedral.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE.   --Cathedral.

REIMS, FRANCE. --Cathedral.

REIMS  FRANCE.

REIMS FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS,  FRANCE.

REIMS, FRANCE.

REIMS  FRANCE.

REIMS FRANCE.

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