July 22, 2016

On Day 1, I arrived in Paris early afternoon and eventually got to my hotel, the Citadanes Marais on Richard Lenoir Boulevard, near the Bastille. I booked my Normandy tour, and the walked a bit around the Jardin des Tuileries and Louvre areas before returning to my hotel to walk the Bastille area and go out for dinner, which was a beef and cheese galette (buckwheat crepe).

Above: Sitting around the pool at the Jardin des Tuileries in the historic district of Paris near the Louvre Museum.

Below: Picture 1 is the Citadanes Marais hotel on the eastern edge of the Marais on Richard Lenoir Boulevard.
Picture 2 shows a large group in the Paris Metro (subway) playing Pachebel's Canon, very well.
Picture 3 is one of many bicycle depots around the city, where Parisians can rent bicycles and drop them at a depot around their destination.

Pictures 4 to 10 are views within the Jardin des Tuileries. It was created by Catherine de Medici as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564,
it was eventually opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution.

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