Paris is simply a beautiful city with a distinctive architecture. Following are a few of my favorite pictures from our one month stay in Paris. I have included only pictures of Paris. I will put pictures from our Paris side trips on a separate page. I know there is some programming gibberish under several of the pictures. I don’t know what caused it and I can’t get rid of it.
Luxembourg Palace in Luxembourg Gardens. The palace is the home of the French Senate
Kids love to sail boats on the pond in front of Luxembourg Palace. They are wind powered. The kids are running around the fountain to collect their boat when it reaches the edge.
Sacre-Couer as seen through the clock of the Musee d’Orsay
The stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle
The Eiffel Tower at sunset
The Eiffel Tower at night. It didn’t get dark until about 10:30 PM and we had a half hour walk back to the apartment, so we never saw the flashing lights which are on the hour.
The Arc de Triumph
The Petit Palace built for the 1900 Universal Exposition. It is now an art museum and is not very petite.
Place des Vosges in the heart of the Marais, the Jewish section of France
The Eiffel Tower with a small Statue of Liberty on the island to the left.
Luxembourg Gardens and Palace
The balcony of the Musee d’Orsay. This was our favorite museum in Paris.
The Louvre from the balcony of the d’Orsay
Jacquemart-Andre Museum. This art museum/house was another of our favorite museums.
A pair of double circular stairs in the sun porch of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum
Fresco from the Jacquemart-Andre Museum
A Paris park
Love Locks on a bridge across the Seine. Part of the railing of this bridge collapsed while we were there from the weight of the locks.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Alexander III Bridge. The most ornate bridge crossing the Seine in Paris
Paris Military School
Notre Dame Cathedral from the back
Palais-Royale Shopping Center. I know it looks like a park, but the stores surround and enclose the park.
The Stairs to Montmartre
The Rose Line in Saint-Sulpice Church Referenced in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. The history stated in the novel is fictional.