Monthly Archives: June 2008

5/22/2008 冒險第十二天: 巴黎–羅浮宮, 奧塞美術館, 巴黎街頭 (Adventure 12th day: Paris–Louvre, Orsay museum, Strolling in Paris)

  Louvre museum housed about 380,000 artifacts and exhibits 35,000 of them in 8 departments.                 The glass pyramid was proposed by the French president, Francois Mitterand, and designed by the Chinese-American architect, Ieoh Ming … Continue reading

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5/21/2008 冒險第十一天: 巴黎–凡爾賽宮, 拉法葉百貨公司 (Adventure 11th day: Paris–Versailles, Lafayette department store)

  Chateau de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) was built during Louis XIII’s reign and greatly expanded by Louis XIV. During 1575, Albert de Gondi came to France with Catherine de Medici (queen of king Henry II) from Italy and purchased … Continue reading

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5/20/2008 冒險第十天: 巴黎–艾菲爾鐵塔, 凱旋門, 香榭麗舍大道 (Adventure 10th day: Paris–Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees)

  I stayed in Avranches, a city about 13 km away from Mountain Saint Michel, the last night. Today I’d go to Rennes to return the rented car and take TGV train to Paris.     要在巴黎市區常常搭地鐵可以買這種票 "Carnet", 可以一次買十張10.95歐元~ 在地鐵站就有機器可以買, 要用信用卡或投錢幣, 機器操縱有英文. … Continue reading

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5/19/2008 冒險第九天: 聖米歇爾山 (Adventure 9th day: Mountain Saint Michel)

Today I went all the way from Le Havre to Le Mont Saint Michel~ This is where Le Mont Saint Michel locates:  (English: Mountain Saint Michel) (聖米歇爾山) Mountain Saint Michel is a small piece of land connected to mainland France with a narrow natural … Continue reading

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5/18/2008 冒險第八天: 到吉維尼看莫內花園, 艾特哈塔 (Adventure 8th day: Visit Monet’s garden in Giverny, Etretat)

  Giverny is a village in Normandy province that’s about 80 km northwestern from Paris. The famous impressionist painter–Claude Monet(莫內) resided in Giverny and created some of the most representative works, such as the ones depicting the water lilies and … Continue reading

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5/17/2008 冒險第七天: 香波, 離開羅亞河谷到夏特 (Adventure 7th day: Chambord, leaving Loire Valley for Chatres)

This is where Chateau de Chambord locates:   Chateau de Chambord’s extravagant design and majestic stature earned itself the title: the king of castles in Loire Valley. It was initiated by king Francois I in 1519 and meant to be … Continue reading

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5/16/2008 冒險第六天: 雪儂梭, 肖夢, 安布瓦茲, 布洛瓦 (Adventure 6th day: Chenonceau, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Amboise, Blois)

 This is where Chenonceau locates: Chateau de Chenonceau was built in 1513 by king Francois I’s treasurer, Thomas Bohier, with great help from his wife, Catherine Briconnet. It has been regarded as a castle that “floats on the air and water,” and the … Continue reading

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