#19 – Paris, France – Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triumph. Bikes, Cafes and Museums.

Eiffel Tower

Our grand adventure continues! After a brief stint back at home where we completed some home renos, we are now back out travelling across Europe for the next 10 weeks. This was always a major goal of our sabbatical year, and we are so glad that we are able to make it happen. We flew into Paris and landed during a major rain storm, but for the rest of our visit, we had beautiful weather to explore the city of love.

Great views of the city

Our first exploration was to the Eiffel Tower, where we hiked up many stairs to get to the second level, and enjoyed the amazing views of the city. The sun came out and we were able to see far and wide across this historical cityscape. We enjoyed many meals, museums, bike rides and art over the next 4 days as we stayed with family and got to know many parts of the city.

The Louvre

The Louvre is always a highlight for any visitor, and we especially enjoyed the Napolean Apartments, and the northern Europe paintings, as well as the classical Greek statues. It was quite busy, especially around the Mona Lisa, which we enjoyed from far away

The Mona Lisa
Cathedral de Notre Dame

We also walked past the Cathedral de Notre Dame, and were able to check out the progress on the repairs since the devastating fires a few years ago. We could not get that close, but you could learn all about the repair process and procedures they were using. I hope to see it returned to its full glory next time we come to Paris.

Below is our video for Paris, with lots of great clips of our explorations and adventures of this beautiful city. We will be flying back out of Paris on our way back home, and hope to have a few more days to take it all in. Below the video is a link to some of our favourite photos from these last few days.

Photos from this visit: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cgu18VmgAv4s3bnj9