Tuesday, August 23, 2011

France - Day 2

Day 2 of Paris started with a trip on the Metro (we have passes for the week, so easy) -

to the Tour Eiffel -


Then another Metro ride to L'Arc de Triomphe -


A stroll down the Champs Elysees -

of course with 3 men we had to stop at every car showroom on the way - this is the Citroen one (notice the cool dashboard)

every floor had a car on the red platform

an ice cream cart

In the afternoon we walked around Le Marias where we are staying.

St Paul

Hotel de Sully (my three men)


this is a mirror store - since 1826, all they sold was mirrors

Colonne de Juillet, honors the victims of the 1830 revolution. It is at the site of the Bastille.

The next few are from Place des Vosges, one of the first squares in Paris, it is surrounded by art galleries -

Next we walked back and then along the Seine -


To Notre Dame Catherdral -

Saw Love Locks on a nearby bridge -


On the way back to the apartment we stopped for ice cream on the Ile St Louise -

it is supposed to be the best in Paris (it was very good, didn't top last year in Italy though).

In the evening we went back to Notre Dame -


Another great day in Paris!

7 comments:

Kristie said...

Beautiful!! My son toured France, Italy, Switzerland and a little of Germany last year and it is a very beautiful place. Enjoy your visit!
Kristie

LiahonaGirl said...

Thanks for the photos from your well-deserved vacation. Great French Onion soup at the restaurant Au Pie de Cochon restaurant (not too far from the Paris Opera).

LiahonaGirl said...

Make that Pied de Cochon. 6 Rue Coquilliere.

Joan said...

My - you look like you are having a wonderful time and seeing heaps. Brings back memories :)

GailM. said...

You had a busy day. I can't wait to see more!!! I'm going to take note of your commenters recommendation on the french onion soup... one of my favorites.

Robyn said...

Thanks so much for sharing these. They are beautiful pictures.

Jane S. said...

I am loving your travel photos! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time.