France 2008

Paris, 8-14 July

  On the Wednesday, we walked through the Tuileries, with its fountains ... *
  Ferris wheel ... *
  people renting toy boats ... *
  ice cream sellers ... *
  and people doing nothing at all. *
  There were decorations on one of the entrances to Palais Royal Musée du Louvre Métro station. *
  We went into the courtyard of Palais Royale ... *
  and then into the tree-lined area beyond ... *
  with its colonnaded arcade of shops. *
  We had dinner at Le Jules Verne restaurant, on Level 2 of the Eiffel Tower ... *
  with great views. *
  On Thursday, we went first to La Défense, for another look at the Grand Arch. *
  People on the steps of the Grand Arch. *

Then to Parc de la Villette, where La Géode is a mirror-finished geodesic dome that holds an Omnimax theatre. *

  Our main reason for going to La Villette was to catch a boat that went slowly from there to the centre of Paris along the Canal St Martin. †
  One of the opening bridges along the way. *
  One of the locks and, beyond it, the entrance to the tunnel that carries the canal below Bastille. *
  Going through the tunnel. *
  The boat trip finished on the Seine near Notre-Dame. *

That's enough for one page. Onwards to Paris, Part 2.


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