Paris is always a good idea and autumn in Paris is a lovely time of year. This is the beautiful view we had from our hotel balcony.
A visit to the Louvre
Inside the Louvre
About the Louvre
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile
Back to the Metro and on to the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.
164 ft in height, 148-ft wide and 72-ft deep.
In the center of a busy roundabout with heavy traffic, pedestrians use underpasses that go under the street.This is one of a few places we encountered what may have been a tourist scam (the found gold ring, the clip board and do you speak English question). Since we read about these scams in travel books, we were not taken and no harm done.
Relief sculptures at the base of each of the four pillars show four victories and war scenes, the top of the Arch has the names of major successes during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. Less important victories are found on the inside walls, plus the names of 558 generals. The underlined names are to show that the general died in battle.
View from the top of the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile
One of my most exciting experiences in Paris was stepping from the steps onto the upper terrace ~ It was breathtaking!
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Your Paris photos look amazing and your hotel couldnt be better, how lovely to have a balcony. Seeing photos of you guys is even better now we have met in person 🙂 Did I tell you one of my son in laws proposed to my daughter on the top of the Eiffel Tower? 🙂
Tori Leslie says
Absolutely lovely! Looks like you're having an unforgettable time!
Debbie Petras says
I loved reading of your travels to Paris. My husband and I went there many years ago so this brought back many fond memories. I love your photos. There's nothing quite like Paris!
I have to thank YOU for sharing this adventurous trip with all of us. Most of us will never be able to visit these historic, beautiful cities. So sharing them via your pictures is just wonderful. Thank you so much!
You are very fortunate, indeed! Your handsome hubby looks like a wonderful man. He has beautiful eyes and I can see that he is generous, loving man. How wonderful for you! You are, indeed, Blessed!
Be still, my heart! I so want to visit Paris but your photos are such a treat! Thank you for sharing them with us.
What a wonderful quick tour of Paris I enjoyed here. I remember going into the Louvre for the first time and seeing the Winged Victory there at the top of some stairs. That's when it really hit me that I was THERE! Such an amazing place. You two look like you had a wonderful time in Paris! Love the selfies!
I enjoyed your photos!
everything is just beautiful. That is a very nice looking hotel. The Louvre would be a fascinating place to visit.