June 2011
Paris

Our apartment has bunk beds
OK, we're at Gare du Nord, now where do we go?
Our first stop - The Tower of St Jacques
Winged Victory
Sainte Chapelle - Click photo for more pictures
The Hall of Justice

The Conciergerie - Click photo for more pictures
The Cathedral of Notre Dame - Click any photo for more pictures
That's the line to climb to the tower
And we got to the top at noon just as the bells were ringing
Closeup of a gargoyle. That's Napoleon's tomb in the distance
Extensive excavations and exhibits are under the cathedral


Charlemaine - the first king of France


Bird watching in front of Notre Dame
These containers are actually the stalls of booksellers,
a tradition along the Seine since the 18th century

The Eiffel Tower

From the bottom and the view from the top

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The Metro has double decker trains
Scenes around the city



This obelisk in the Place de la Concorde
marks the position of the guillotine
After a walk down the Champs Elysees,
we reached the the l’Arc de Triomphe.
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Umm, ice cream!
This is a French hot dog
Boat tours on the Seine
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Good shopping as we walked toward Montmartre
The Church of Sacre Coeur where an extreme skating event is scheduled
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The Louvre

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The Palace at Versailles 12 miles outside of Paris. Click any photo for more pictures of this day long tour
   
The RER back to Paris
One final look at the Seine