Arc de Triomphe & Sacre Coeur

DSC_0225We headed to the Arc de Triomphe in the afternoon to see Paris from a different perspective.  If you have never been to Paris you might not know that it sits in the middle of an extremely busy roundabout.  It is mayhem.  I tell you this so you can really appreciate the madness of the next couple of photos.

DSC_0229-001These two decided to link arms and set off across the roundabout… that they made it alive is a miracle!  They almost got hit more than a few times.  (There is an underground tunnel that takes you to and from the Arc de Triomphe).

DSC_0233And the number of people who just waltzed out into the middle of the Champs-Elysees to take a photo was unbelievable.  They are literally standing in the middle of the road.  One nutcase even set up a tripod.

DSC_0185So, we climbed more steps to get to the top.  It is really worth it for the view.  Looking towards the Eiffel Tower…

DSC_0190And along the Champs-Elysees….

DSC_0219This is the memorial flame dedicated to the unknown French soldier who gave his life during World War I.  His tomb is here.

DSC_0235Next we headed to Montmarte and Sacre Coeur.  The hawkers here are a little more in your face than in other parts of Paris.

DSC_0237The carousels in this city are really beautiful.  They are everywhere.

DSC_0241Paris, the city of many many steps 🙂

DSC_0262This guy was showing off some pretty amazing ball skills while balancing on top of a post.

 

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One thought on “Arc de Triomphe & Sacre Coeur

  1. Great Pics. Loved the one of the Eiffel Tower – very impressive! I remember gaining new respect for my Dad as he navigated the roundabout around the Arc de Triomphe in a our hire car!

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