Friday, 22 June 2012

Paris from above

After my lunch I went out onto the second floor of the Eiffel Tower which affords spectacular views of the city:-
Champs de Mars 
Ecole Militaire

Le Dome Church at Les Invalides 
Sacre Coeur - Butte Montmartre

The River Seine

In the foreground Pont Alexandre III and behind 

La Place de la Concorde/Hotel Crillon/
Tuilleries Gardens and Rue de Rivoli (to the right)


Not sure where this is!

L'Arc de Triomphe

The Grand Palais exhibition hall, the Madeleine
Church and the circular dome of the 
Opera Garnier can be seen in the distance 
towards the top right corner of the picture.

The Trocadero

La Defense

La Defense close up -testing my zoom!

And the River Seine again.


  1. What a lovely post and great photos - although it was a bit cloudy, you were able to see a long way. I've stopped 'going up things' on recent visits to Paris and I think I should reverse that - these pictures remind me that Paris should be seen from above too! xxx

  2. Thank you Mrs Exeter! Do you know it has been cloudy like that EVERY time I have been up the tower! But yes you can see a long way. To be honest there are not many things to go up in Paris as it is relatively low rise isn't it? Have a great week, SAx

  3. Spectacular views! Last year I read an interesting book on the history of the Eiffel Tower, but it's been a long time since I've been up it. This is a lovely reminder of why it's worth a trip! Loved hearing and seeing the details of your lunch as well. Thanks so much for sharing. NN

  4. Glad you liked NN - it is time for you to return I think!! I left it a while too so it is more like the first visit and you get the "wow" factor again! SA:-)