Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Globe Trekker: Paris City Guide II directed by Dominic Allan



Globe Trekker travellers Adela Ucar Innerarity and Justine Shapiro explore the city of light, love and culture and enjoy a wonderful week of museums, romance, haute cuisine and superb entertainment.

After checking into their sumptuous hotels, the travellers hit the sights of the city - Adela heads off to Montmartre and Sacré Coeur - whilst Justine visits the Luxembourg Gardens and takes a leisurely sightseeing tour around the city.

Adela checks out the Musée d’Orsay with a local art expert who explains the history of some of the museum’s most famous paintings by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and Vincent Van Gogh. Meanwhile, Justine stumbles across a different kind of creativity - street performers - and decides Paris is definitely a city of artists!

The next day is devoted to retail therapy: Adela discovers a truly unique taxidermy shop in the 7th arrondissement and Justine checks out a market in the African quarter. Whilst exploring the Marais district, Adela blushes her way Le Metrothrough a visit to the first gay boulangerie in the world, with their very own design of unusual bread shapes! Then it’s back to regular shaped food with a traditional crêpe to eat on the go.

In the meantime, Justine spends gets to spend a day at the Cordon Bleu cooking school and master the art of French cuisine.

It’s also Paris Fashion Week and Adela is lucky enough to go backstage at this world famous show and interview renowned British designer Vivienne Westwood, before her catwalk show. Then it’s time to visit the Palace of Versailles outside Paris and learn all about controversial Queen Marie Antoinette. Adela gets a glimpse of the royal bedchamber and takes a stroll around the Marie Antoinette impersonator at VersaillesQueen’s village: Le Petit Hameau. She also meets with a local historian, who has organised a special trip for Adela: following Marie Antoinette’s journey to the Guillotine from the La Conciergerie prison to the Place de la Concorde where she was executed.

That night, Adela is treated to a show at the famous Moulin Rouge and gets to meet the dancers who travel from all over the world to join this very special Paris institution.

As the week draws to a close, the travellers simply can’t leave the city without visitin the the Mona Lisa and taking a trip up the magnificent and iconic Eiffel Tower.

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