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Tour Eiffel - By Night

The Tour Eiffel is not to be missed by night. We took the metro and got off at Trocadero and walked from the Palais de Chaillot gardens across the Seinr. It gave a fabulous view and some excellent photo opportunities. We arrived just before dark and visited a cafe for a nice dessert and got a great light show after dark.

By day one can stop by the world’s largest triumpial arch. This was another piece of Napoleon’s creation to celebrate the victory of his  Grand Armee.  You can arrive by metro and get the opportunity to get a magnificant view from above by either taking the stairs or elevator. One can see that there are vehicles surrounding as the arc is in a major traffic intersection or “roundabout”.
 
I had visited this arc before in 2007 with former classmates. This was one of our last attractions we saw, as we spent the day prior at EuroDisney. It certainly was fun, even for the big kid. I love theme parks.
 

Windmills of Moulin Rouge

 We stayed in Montmartre, with its steep hills and staircase streets. It is one of the most beautiful neighbourhood in Paris.  We spent some time just exploring the streets, climbing many stairs and getting a view at Sacre Coeur. We also found the windmills on rue Lepic and at iconic Moulin Rouge
 

Dinner cruise on the Seine

Riverboats frequent the Seine.The architecture along this river is well-lit, enabling the river to really see them glow. We did not have the opportunity, but can only imagine on a warm night looking on and reaching out to these wonder pieces of art.

 
Paris is a city to overflowing with culture and screams of an amazing lifestyle. I guess Rural Newfoundland has more in common with this urban metropolitan center than one would think. It is a great place to visit and experience.
 
Live Rural NL -
Christopher Mitchelmore
 

Tour Eiffel – By Day; Paris, France

 
Tour Eiffel

View from above

A view of the tower

The Tour Eiffel is synonymous with Paris, an a must see while visiting. It was meant to be only temporary for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. It was built by Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel. It weighs 7000 tonnes.

The light rainfall did not stop us from braving the hundreds of stairs to the first level. There was quite a line for those wishing to take the elevator up, but my mom and I certainly did not mind the exercise.

The view from above is marvelous. At the top you can see for 65 kms. There are great photo opportunities. We easily spotted the Hotel des Invalides and Napoleon’s Tomb. The golden dome really stands out.

Cityscapes

 
Tour Eiffel was once claimed the “world’s greatest lamppost” by critics. However, the test of time has made it one of the greatest icons of the city. Where people enjoy the view of the tower, just as much as the view from the tower.
 
Crepes are available under the tower and are to die for. I recommend the chocolate banana.
 
More photos will be posted to our Live Rural Newfoundland & Labrador (NL) facebook group.
 
Live Rural NL -
Christopher Mitchelmore
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