Paris France Day 3 – Eiffel Tower

Day 3 – on our way to Paris France

IMGA0610On Friday the 2nd, we took the train to Paris, France and got there at 11:11. Since the hotel was right next to the train station, we stopped in and left our bags and went on to the Eiffel tower. We got a good bit of rain. Just as we got up to the ticket desk, they put up a sign saying that the top was full. This meant that we could still go up to the second floor, but not to the very top. It was still drizzling while we looked at the sights from midway up the Eiffel tower : we saw the cathedral of Notre Dame, Sacré Coeur Church, the Louvre, and the Arc of Triumph.

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Musée d'OrsayWe left the Eiffel tower on foot, with the rain coming down pretty hard and caught a bus to go the Musée d’Orsay, but we didn’t expect such a long line so late in the day. If we had waited, we wouldn’t have got in until about 1/2 hour before closing time. So we changed plans and walked across the foot bridge over to the other side of the Seine river and walked beside the Tuilleries gardens toward the Louvre museum. There the girls bought their Eiffel Tower key chains and McKenzey’s beret, and we took some pictures because the Louvre is in line with the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde (where Louis XVI was beheaded).
Champs Elysees avenueThen we walked to the Place de la Concord and caught the bus the and rode up the Champs Elysees avenue and all the way out of Paris, all the way to the Grande Arch de la Défense, which is also in line with the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. (You can see the in a long line).

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2 thoughts on “Paris France Day 3 – Eiffel Tower

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  2. Paris! What a great and beautiful city. I loved the pictures and can’t wait to go back this summer. It reminded me of the family trip we took when David and Gaelle got married. I may have to get those pictures back out to look at them again! Also lots of wonderful memories of being with my girls in France. Thanks for the “archives”!