|Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel|
We make sure to have a nice early start of day tow in Paris and now that we have the Subway journey's down minovring town is a bit easier.
Our first stop of the day is The Louvre Museum world famous and of course home to the Mona Lisa. It also has quite a hefty admission price but we really fell on our feet here and while trying to figure out one of the ticket machines a man comes up to us with two tickets. Apparently he didn't realise his kids( kids as in under 26 as is custom in most of Europe) could go free as French citizens and so offered us his extra tickets. We did offer to pay for them but the he refused which was exceptionally generous of him. (Since then I think all EU Area citizens under 26 are now given free entry so bargain if you're in the category)
|Exhibits in the Louvre|
|The Mona Lisa|
|The Eiffel Tower at night|
Our third and final day in Paris is our busiest. Another nice early morning, all packed ready from our flight and off we go to explore some more of Paris before jetting back home late night. Notre-Dame Cathedral is first on the list.
It's nice and quiet when we first get there but it does soon busy up. We wander about inside and look at the colourful stain glass windows and the very peaceful atmosphere. We even pay a few euros to see another section of the cathedral which houses some of the more valuable silverware and other intricate church items. We were given the impression of fee was to see the upper half of the church or the bells tower but this turned out not to be the case. Sometime you need a little more than high school level French.
While everyone associates the Statue of Liberty with New York City, the statue was originally a gift to the United States from the French people and several replicas of the Statue of Liberty sit right here in Paris.
|The Statue of Liberty on the Seine|
Next stop is the site of the Bastille Castle and the July Column; a massive monumental column in the center of the Place de la Bastille which commemorates the 1830 French Revolution.
|The July Column in Bastille Square|