On my last weekend in Germany, I, along with two colleagues, decided to go to Paris. But this time, we booked tickets for a tour which included bus trip to Paris and back, hotel stay in Paris and few sightseeing tours.
Our bus left for Paris on Friday night and I woke up to find myself in a new place. But Let me tell you what I thought of Paris before I continue. It’s fantastic! The best place I’ve ever been to! It’s artistic & beautiful, lively & colorful & yet modern & organized.
There’s just so much to see in Paris, it’s unbelievable. There’s art on every corner. So I obviously took 500 photos and videos. I would have taken more if my camera’S !GB memory card didn’t run out of space. I had to buy a Pro account on flickr to post the 218 better ones out of those. So please head over to Flickr and take a look. You must take a look at my pictures. You all owe me that much. I’ve put in hard work into it.
We went to lots of places and saw lots of things plus posting pictures from Flickr here is a pain so I would only show you few pictures here and for the rest, you will need to visit my flickr page and look for a set called “Paris”. I know I am being repetitive but you must do that.
And here are few pictures and their description:
Tour Montparnasse is the tallest skyscraper in Paris and we went up to the 56th floor for a fabulous view of Paris.
I took this from the top of Tour Montparnasse. The dome in the middle is St Peter’s Basilica of Les Invalides which houses the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Looking North West from Tour Montparnasse. Tour Eiffel and the La Défense skyline can be clearly seen.
It was cloudy and hence not the best day for taking pictures of Eiffel Tower. But I had to do it anyway. I took this one from Tracadero garden.
Looking North West towards Trocadero from the top of Eiffel Tower.
That’s Basilique du Sacré-Cœur on Montmarte. The sunlight was playing hide and seek and working as a natural limelight.
In the evening, we went for a very scenic boatride on the river Seine. I saw the sunset around 8:55 pm while on the boatride. (I really like this picture.) At the end of the boatrode, we saw the glittering Eiffel Tower.
And that’s L’Arc de Triomphe at night. We walked down from there through Avenue des Champs-Élysées like everyone who visits Paris is supposed to. We had diner at one of the restaurants there, saw the glittering Eiffel Tower from the obelisk one more time and then went back to the hotel.
Next morning, we went to Musée du Louvre and just like everything else, it was spectacular too.
The amount of art displayed here itself is overwhelming.
The Pyramid only adds to the beauty contrary to what few people suggest.
Two days is too small a time to see a city like Paris. But thats okay because I will definitely visit Paris again and with more time on my hand.
And finally, don’t forget to take a look at all my pictures.