Backing away from the Eiffel Tower we headed to our next stop...
The Arc de Triumph
one way from atop the Arc was Grand Army Road which leads to the financial
district of Paris.
Looking the other way was the Champs-Elysees
which is the main shopping area in Paris.
This is the Four Seasonís in Paris.
It's very Ritzy.We
didnít stay there. It would've put
us a bit over budget.
Here is a view from our Hotel window looking up at the Eiffel Tower.
Remember the other picture looking down?
The next five pictures are from a boat ride that
we took along the Seine.This
first picture is the side of the Pont des Invalides bridge.
I think this is a picture of the Louve.
It was once Parisí biggest palace, now it's Europeís biggest museum.
This is the Samaritaine Department store which we
went to the top of on our first day.There is a great view up there.
This is the end of the Louvre and Notre Dame.
This was my favorite photo of the Eiffel Tower.
The next day we finally got some good weather
and we headed to Versailles. This is the Town Hall in
Versailles. Versailles was the home of Franceís most
illustrious King Louis XIV who reigned for 73 years (1643 Ė 1715)
Here we are approaching the Chateau.
This is the backyard.You canít see all eight miles of it in this picture.
This is the Grand Trianon which was Louisís
palace away from palace.Louis
used to have the flowers changed in the backyard daily so that he could
enjoy a different nasal cocktail everyday.