Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Left Bank Part 2-The Catacombs
A must visit for the adventurous are the Paris Catacombs (you cannot be claustrophobic). The Catacomb entrance is located at Place Denfert-Rochereau. There is a large Lion statue in the middle of the square. It was about a 25 minute walk from my hotel. Get there when they open because they only allow 200 people at a time through the tunnels and there can be long lines. The tunnels are about 60 ft. below street level. You first walk through rooms with brief histories of the catacombs then a 1.5 km walk to the beginning of the caverns full of bones-over 6 million people are buried here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I pieced to together some short GoPro clips of me running in the Boston Lot over the past year including the Boston Lost a Lot Trail Race. Thank you Upper Valley Trail Runners for a great year!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
I enjoyed the left bank. If I was to live in Paris, this is where I would live. There are many gardens, small cathedrals, and nice neighborhoods.
The largest garden is the Jardin du Luxembourg (second largest in Paris). The Luxembourg Palace, the main focal point of the garden, houses the French Senate. It was very well guarded. This over 50,000 acre garden is where all of the locals bring their families to exercise and relax.