Last Saturday I went with Gwyneth
(our speedy moderator) to Paris from Brussels. It was a short visit but long enough for Gwyneth I believe to have an overview of the city, huge and tiring waiting line for Eiffel tower included
The photos were taken too quickly and many of them aren't well framed... It gives me a reason for going back there to take better photos
Picture of the Seine river near Cathédrale Notre Dame
Le musée du Louvre, one of its buildings.
You can read more about it at http://www.louvre.fr/louvrea.htm
Pyramide du Louvre: it's the entrance of the museum
Jardin (garden) des Tuileries (17C). It is located between the Louvre and the place de la Concorde.
Tour Eiffel. It was built in 1887 for the Paris exhibition of 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. He's the one who also built the interior structure of the Statue of Liberty.
More about the tower at http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/
Eiffel tower closer.
Picture taken from the elevator inside the Eiffel tower
Same, but higher.
Wide angle pic taken from the third and last floor of Eiffel tower
La Cathédrale Notre Dame. It took time to build it (1163 to 1345). Great place for gargoyles lovers
Centre Pompidou - Beaubourg. It's a building made of steel and glass box suspended from beams supported by visible
scaffolding. You can see the escalators in the tubes. It's a public library and also the National gallery of modern art.
For more info: http://www.cnac-gp.fr/Pompidou/Accue...enDocument&L=2
Picture of the Louvre museum taken from the tower. You can still see a part of the pyramid.
L'obélisque, place de la Concorde.
L'Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysées. There is the tomb of the "unknown soldier" of WWI below the arch. The arch was built in 1806 to celebrate Napoléon's victories.
This is the Hôtel des Invalides. It is a military school. Napoléon I's tomb is below the dome.
It's the Parc du Champs de Mars. The building at the end of the park is a military school for officers.
The black tower in the background is the Tour Montparnasse. There is a restaurant there with a fantastic panoramic view
Again the Louvre museum with its pyramid. In the background you can see the Centre Pompidou and its strange design.
Notre Dame from the Eiffel tower.
Palais de Chaillot. It's a museum and theater (even movie theater).
Basilique du Sacré Coeur. Great view of Paris from there.
Effeil Tower. There are two restaurants on the two first levels. Most pictures posted here were taken from the third floor (276 meters - 905.51 feet).