No visit to Paris would be right without sad thoughts of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.This was on the Hotel de Ville..There was definitely an increased security around with both police and the army.
We had a brilliant time but we walked miles and all those steps at the Metro stations.Up and down.Up and down.The weather was kind to us.It was very,very cold but dry and sunny.We had to go to the Eiffel Tower.What an amazing structure.To conceive such an object and then build it.
The Arc de Triomphe.From there we decided to walk,arm in arm,down the Champs Elysee.
Looking back from about half way.
We wlked on and on until we got to the other end where you find the Louvre.I googled it when we got back and it is 2.4 miles.We didn't go in there as we had already been to Musee D'Orsay and the Orangerie.
Walking by the Loire.
The previous day we had been to Montmartre.This is Place du Tetre.A favourite haunt of artists.In the background you can see Sacre Couer.
We saw wonderful art.This is a painting by Renoir.We saw works by Monet including his famous rooms of waterlilies,Cezanne,VanGogh,Seurat ,Picasso etc,etc.So much.
We arrived home late on Thursday evening tired but thrilled we had seen so much.A really memorable birthday week.