Paris France Part One – Eiffel Tower – Musée de l’Orangerie – Le Palais Royal

Paris France Part One – Eiffel Tower – Musée de l’Orangerie – Le Palais Royal

Our day in Paris started with a really, really early wake up call in London England. We had an 8:30 AM flight from Heathrow International Airport to Paris France that required us being picked up from the hotel at 4:30 AM. The company providing the transport to the airport really, really wants you to arrive 3 hours before the flight. We did. In fact we made it to Heathrow so quickly we had to wait almost an hour just to check in as the Airline check in service doesn’t start till 6 AM. A short flight to Paris, and our 3 days there was ready to start.

Sunset over Paris seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

If you time you visit just right you can witness the sun setting over Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

We are out of here. Goodbye London. Heathrow airport below.

The London countryside seen from our jet taking off from Heathrow Airport near London England

Not only does it feature world famous art works inside, the Louvre Museum looks pretty nice outside.

One of the several buildings that make up the Louvre Museum

The Google says the  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was  built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris France

After a very early breakfast and now in our second country of the day, it was time for lunch. This is the menu from our lunch stop at La Terrasse De Pomone.

Lunch Menu at La Terrasse de Pomone in Paris France

The Big Wheel at the Place de la Concorde. Sometimes it’s all a matter of perspective. That statue in front the big wheel looks like it might be 50 feet tall when compared to the 200 foot tall big wheel. It’s not. It might be at most 12 feet tall. It was just all a matter of perspective.

Roue de Paris on the Place de la Concorde - Paris France

One of a couple Monet paintings at the Musée de l’Orangerie.

A painting by Monet inside the Orangerie Museum - Paris France

The Palais Royal with a tourist sitting atop one of the black and white striped columns.

17th Century Le Palais Royal - Paris France

Two famous landmarks in Paris, my shoes and the stairs of the Eiffel Tower.

Stairs which allow you to climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France. I would suggest taking the elevator

If you work your way to one of the windows on the elevator up the Eiffel Tower you can catch this view.

View from elevator the takes one to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France

Amazing view of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. The third floor is all the way at the top.

View from the very top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France

View from the elevator going down to ground level in the Eiffel Tower.

Taking the elevator down from the top of the Eiffel tower one sees that stairs the also take visitors to ground level - Paris France

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