Saturday, 5 April 2014

PaTwits out sight seeing

We took the #69 bus to the end of the line and the first place we came to was Hotel des Invalides.

In the war it was the hospital for injured soldiers and they used to man the cannons to protect themselves.

This building with the gold statues was at the other end of the street.

Boat trips were available down the Seine.

Helen, Emma and Lin pointing as we were walking along the Seine, at what I have no idea!

Next stop, Eiffel Tower.

Emma, Helen and Lin sat under the huge structure, with a leg in the background.

A selfie with my arm in the way and half the Eiffel Tower in the background!!

Next we went to the Arc de Triomphe. Lin and Helen went up it, so will have some fab photos to blog when they get home.

Wanted to see the Champs-Elysees as that's where the Tour de France cycle race always finishes, on the cobbles!!

Looking down the Champs-Elysees.

A well needed rest in the Jardin des Tuileries, the park at the end of the Champs-Elysees as we walked the full length of it.

Another mural from a wall in a tube station but we hit that many today we can't remember which it belongs to - oooops, sorry!! Been reliably informed it was Clemenceau metro station - thanks Emma

Emma, our tour guide, deciding how to get us to Notre Dame.

As you can see, the weather was perfect. This is Notre Dame from the front.

Helen, Lin and me in front of Notre Dame.

The side of the bridge was absolutely covered in padlocks. Apparently, you get a padlock, write your message on it and then lock it to another one already on there.

Lin and Emma on the bridge.

Helen, Lin and me on the corner of the bridge with the back of Notre Dame behind us.

Down the other side of the river were all arty crafty stalls selling books, paintings and prints.

Then we went to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur which is a very religious building and as you can see, was very busy.

This is the view looking down from the same building.

Then we stopped in the square, Place du Tertre, for some refreshments.

Alcoholic ones of course!!

And our final stop was to Moulin Rouge.

And finally a view from the window of the main road our hotel is situated on.

And the park across the road.

We had a very well travelled day, but we are all totally exhausted now!


craftimamma said...

Thanks for all the pics Sam. Looks like you had a fab day but I can see why Emma has a blister! Hope the rest of you faired better. Your weather was much nicer than here. We've had a slightly nippy breeze and very little sun....definitely not short sleeve weather! Safe journey home for you all tomorrow.

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

Am wide awake again now - great photos and a great if tiring day!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Enjoyed seeing the photos of your wonderful day,

Lucy x said...

Not going to ask how your feet are this morning, I think I can guess. Well done for cramming so much in & thank you for sharing the adventure with us.

massofhair said...

Wow, a packed day and all the major sights visited, well done!

Great pics, enjoy your journey back to England:-) xxx

Michelle Webb said...

You had so much fun! Love all your pictures Sam, its fab seeing what you all got up to. I'm well jel. Michelle x

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Sam - what could be better than this!! Wonderful pictures with great friends and I would have loved to have been able to join you for a cocktail or two. I did say two didn't I!!
Sandy xx

butterfly said...

Thanks for sharing all your adventures... great photos! Funny about the padlocks, I'd never heard about it, but read an article only a couple of days ago about how it's this huge romantic thing, and so many people are doing it that the bridges are in danger of falling down... and here you are with the proof!!

Looks like you all had a terrific time (even when not crafting).
Alison xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Just found this, lovely tour of Paris, love the padlock idea. x

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