Saturday, January 3, 2015

Strolling in Paris, France

After a visit to the Cimetiere Pere Lachaise, lunch at Le Manoir, walking to the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, riding on Le Petit Train de Montmatre, and being amazed by the Musée du Louvre, you would think that we would be done for the day. Think again. After being a bit disappointed by seeing La Tour Eiffel from far, MR was on a mission. Before going home, he wanted to see it from the bottom and nothing was going to stop him. Looking around the galleries and plaza surrounding Le Musée du Louvre, I saw the object of my husband's affection peeking through. I thought that if we could see it from here, then it mustn't be too far away, so we decided to walk. One hour or four kilometers of walk but so worth it considering the things we saw on the way. Just a tip - if you can, skip the metro, the best way to tour Paris is by foot!

Arc du Triomphe du Carrousel - don't be confused with the more popular Arc du Triomphe near Les Champs Elysées.

Jardin des Tuileries

Pont d'Amour with the famous "cadenas d'amour". Unfortunately, I heard that the amount of cadenas on the bridge is so heavy that the bridge actually risks to break down. That's why from time to time, the officials remove the cadenas to prevent a catastrophe.

Whether near or far, seeing the Eiffel Tower is unexplainable. I feel giddy and excited every time - sorta like a kid on Christmas day.

Pont Alexandre III

Looks like we weren't the only ones strolling around.

Musée du Quai Branly

And voilaaaaa .... there it is - the beautiful Eiffel Tower! (coming up: the tower's own post)

*I was running out of battery, so I wasn't able to take more photos. Because trust me, there is more beauty than the ones I captured I posted above.


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