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!