Paris - the other tourist bits

Its about time I finished up my Paris log; it was only a week ago that we were there but already it seems like it was ages ago. So, I’ve wittered on about the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe elsewhere. What else did we do? Well, its a great place [...]

Arc de Triomphe

We climbed the steps to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, and it was worth it!
It took us a little while to locate the way to access the Arch, which is through an underpass, which is on the north side. The arch was initiated by Napoleon. It was built as a tribute to France’s [...]

The Louvre

The Louvre is free on the first Sunday of the month – how fortunate is that! We were bright and early, but even then there was a reasonable queue. As soon as the Museum opened, we got in quite quickly as people weren’t stopping to pay. The pyramid entrance looked good against the blue spring [...]

Musee de l’Orangerie

I love this gallery! I tend to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of art on display at larger galleries and it is a pleasure just to focus on a few things. The building is airy and doesn’t feel crowded, and is on a smaller scale. The highlights are Monet’s Les Nympheas – paintings of [...]

Going up the Eiffel Tower

We arrived early, not being too sure about when queuing would start. We went on the Metro to Iena, and walked across the river. We took photos from 8:30 till 9am, while it was quiet. There were a few tourists and a few soldiers. Then we joined a queue for half an hour on the [...]

Paris in the Springtime!

What a glorious weekend! At fairly short notice, my husband put together a trip to Paris. I am feeling pretty well, all things considered, and its not far from home which gave me the confidence to do it. My son has not been before so it was a really nice thing for all three of [...]