Saturday morning 25th we had our continental breakfast and then a short walk to the Commerce Merto line.
Our first trip to Cathedral of Notre Dame via Saint-Michel which is on an island with the river Seine running on each side,
in view of the long queues we went round the inside and decided to come back again to go up the tower.
Then we walked to the other side of the river Seine and along to the Musee du Louvre and La Pyramide, I was not prepared for the size of the buildings. In view of the size we decided to take a route to see the Leonardo de Vinci, Mona Lisa and all the great paintings on the way. On the way out we went via the Venus de Milo. As it was late we went across the river to get something to eat and back to our hotel.
We had a good look round all 4 sides taking pictures of the views but the weather was not very good so we had something to eat and made our way down. We had a rest at the bottom, a picture of the bust of Gustave Eiffel, then the short walk back to the Merto.
Next we went to the Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, we came out of the Metro at Anvers cross the road and up a side street to see this beautiful white basilica on the top of the hill. We went to the top via the Funiculaire Railway, more pictures and a walk around the inside. We then walked around the back streets to the Montmartre Square to see the artists at work, and then back down and an interesting walk along Pigalle. We made our way back to the hotel area for a meal and then to bed.
......... to go up the tower to see the Chimeres et Gargouilles de Notre Dame de Paris and look for the Hunchback.
More pictures a break for coffee, then back to the Metro and on to the Arc de Triomphe a splendid structure in the middle of a very large round-about.
A few more pictures then a walk along the Champs Elysees looking at the shops until we came back to the Louvre.
Finally we went to the Centre Nationale d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou a building said to be built inside out as the escalators to all floors are on the outside. By the time we came out of the centre it was dark and late so we made our way back to the hotel area for a meal then to bed, as it was an early rise to get to the airport and our flight home.