Friday, May 14, 2010

Paris - Day 6

Riding the Chunnel to Paris. This is a bit of the French country-side.

First stop of the day is the Louvre. I'm guessing no matter what time of the year, it's always busy.

It's a slow and steady process, but you almost have to fight your way through a crowd to get close to the Mona Lisa.

Mission accomplished, I got a closer picture of the Mona Lisa. It's true what they say, it does look smaller when you actually see it up close.

Almost walked past this till I realized what it was. What can I say? I was on a mission and had lots to do. Venus de Milo

It was just a day trip to Paris and this was next on my list. The Arc de Triomphe, built in honour of those who died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

One of the few times I actually posed for a photograph.

From the top of the Arc de Triomphe you can see the Eiffel Tower.

Many of the roads surrounding it lead directly to the Arc de Triomphe

One last photo as I look towards the Eiffel Tower. Guess where my next stop is?

On my walk to the Eiffel Tower I stopped to get some authentic French Pastries.

Getting closer to the Eiffel Tower I'm impressed by the size. Photos do not do it justice.

The Eiffel Tower is a popular place. The queue is almost a three hour wait. At least you don't have to leave the line to find a trinket to purchase.

On my way up, I take one last look.

On top of the Eiffel Tower, I take a look out over the city. Such an impressive view.

It's tradition to enjoy a glass of champagne on top of the Eiffel Tower. So I had to order one.

Cheers from the top of the Eiffel Tower!


  1. Oh wow, now I miss Paris also! Only went once - day trip, took the chunnel ,but it was amazing! I've got a huge case of the travel bug! Thanks again for posting these!

  2. That's funny because as is shown here I was only in Paris for the day also. Yes, I was VERY busy. I also took the Chunnel.

  3. OMG - it was packed at the Louve! You're making me worry! We're taking our son, as a congratulations for graduating from college to Austria, Paris, and England in a fast 10 day trip (I believe we are staying 3 days in Paris) Thank you for your tips, gulp - will choose our events wisely!

    1. Just make sure you give yourself a lot of time. This photo of the Louvre was on a Thursday, so even the weekdays it's very busy. Plan accordingly.

  4. This is so cool and you made it to the top of the Eiffel after 3 long hours! Great shots Jeffrey.

    1. I can't believe I made it to the top. I'm not a big fan of lines. But I'm also not a fan of saying I've been to Paris but the line was too long so I left.