Start of my journey to Paris - on plane to Montreal
Frankfurt Germany airport - all the airport workers rode bikes around in the airport.
Shot of the street our hotel was on.
Me on the right bank of the Seine. I am on the square of the the Palais de Chaillot
Mel and I in the Palais de Chaillot square with the Effiel Tower in the background (in case you were wondering it was :)
Mel admiring the Eiffel
Another Eiffel Tower shot from the Palais de Chaillot.
Mel on the Pont d'lena bridge - Eiffel Tower is behind me.
Underneath the Eiffel Tower - Honestly, I could not stop taking pictures of this monument. It is simple incredible and larger then life to see in person.
Shot of the Palais de Chaillot from the Pont d'lena bridge.
Palais de Chaillot square
Sidewalk of Rue de Kleber - just off our hotel street.
This picture was taken from our hotel room balcony - overall a great location.
Saturday morning - Melinda and I in line to go up the Eiffel Tower from the West Pillar location. There are four pillars all with their own elevators up to the first and second look out areas
Looking south west from the second level of the Eiffel tower
Looking west across to the Palais de Chaillot
Arc de Triomphe - taken from the Eiffel Tower 2nd level
Basilique du Sacre Coeur near the top there - taken from the Eiffel Tower
Jardin du Champ du Mars - taken from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
Hotel des invalides and Dome des invalides - Napoleon is buried in a crypt under the golden dome.
Mel and I on the second level of the Eiffel tower - Palais de Chaillot in the background
Another shot of the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower.
The Louvre Museum
Notre Dame in the middle
Champs du Mars from the top of the Eiffel Tower!
Les Invalides - from the top of the Eiffel Tower
Waiting for breakfast at a cafe - our first morning in Paris
Mel on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées - Arc de Triomphe in the background
Arc de Triomple - I'm standing in the middle of the the Avenue des Champs-Élysées with traffic whizzing on both sides of me.
Inside the Arc de Triomphe
Mel and I inside of the Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Statue on the Arc de Triomphe
Another Statue on the Arc de Triomphe
Mel in front of Cartier on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Here I am on the Eiffel Tower
Random shot of Paris from the Eiffel Tower
Mel in front of the Grand Palais - built in 1900 for the Paris Exhibition.
Haning out in the Place de la Concorde square. Behind me is the Obelisk - 3300 years old. A gift to Charles X by the Egyptian viceroy Méhémet Ali in 1829
Palaces in the Place de la Concorde
Palais de Chaillot from the Eiffel Tower
Mel standing in front a very large fountain in the Jardin des Tuileries. This garden borders the west side of the Louvre Museum
More of the Jardin des Tuileries
Looking down the Jardin des Tuileries towards the Obelisk and the Arc de Triomphe.
Some statues on part of the Louvre Museum
Inside the Eiffel Tower
Inside the courtyard of the Louvre Museum
Looking towards the Jardin des Tuileries from the Louvre courtyard
Entry to the Louvre is through the glass pyramid.
another Louvre shot
Mel and I on a bridge crossing the River Siene - the Louvre is to the left of this picture. The person who took this picture was from Montreal now living in LA (in case you wanted to know!)
Seine River with one of its many bridges. Notre Dame peaks are in the background there.
Mel next to the River Seine.
Me in front of the Leginnaires Museum
This was some sort of race I think - Hundreds and hundreds of roller bladers/roller skaters on a street next to the River Seine.
Mel posing next to the a bridge with golden statutes on it. The back of the Grand Palais in the background.
Walking along the Seine River - snapped a pic of the Eiffel Tower
Fountain area in the Jardin des Tuileries
Haning out in the garden next to the Louvre
Mel and I did a river boat cruise our second night in Paris
One of 36 bridges crossing the Seine River - during our river boat cruise
Notre Dame Cathedral - Absolutely stunning to see in person.
Eiffel Tower at night - taken during our river boat cruise
Funky - Every hour on the hour, these little lights on the Eiffel Tower start to blink for several minutes
Louvre Museum - Italian Renaissance Painting Section
Louvre Museum - The Mona Lisa!
Louvre Museum - Mel posing avec la Mona
Louvre Museum - me and the Mona Lisa
Louvre Museum - Up close
Louvre Museum - huge wall painting on the opposite wall to the Mona Lisa
Louvre Museum - ceiling artwok in one of the rooms
Louvre Museum - Mel in front of The Winged Victory of Samothrace - created between 200-190 BC
Louvre Museum - More ceiling artwork. This is one of my favourites...pictures just cannot do justice to the grandeur of it.
Louvre Museum - The Gallery of Apollo. Hands down, the coolest hallway/room in the Louvre.
Louvre Museum - Mel in The Gallery of Apollo
Louvre Museum - more ceiling artwork
Louvre Museum - Cool entry way
Louvre Museum - Mel in front of another neat entry way
Louvre Museum - Mel admiring art
Louvre Museum - Mel on the steps to the entry way of the glass pyramid.
Louvre Museum - I'm too cool for school.
Louvre Museum - Glass pyramid entry way
Along the banks of the River Seine
River Seine - I can't recall what building that is in the background.
Mel along the banks of the River Seine
Notre Dame Cathedral
Statues near the top of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Cathedral - simply breathtaking!
Inside Notre Dame Cathredral
One of many stainglass windows in Notre Dame Cathedral
The back of Notre Dame Cathedral
Behind Notre Dame Cathedral
Looking up the front of Notre Dame Cathedral
The famous gargoyles atop of Notre Dame Cathedral!
Part of the Latin Quarter
Mel strolling along one of many shops in the Latin Quarter
Louvre Museum - I thought this was cool because it reminded me of the Ark in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chateau de Versailles
Chateau de Versailles - Hanging out in the formal Gardens beind the Chateau.
Chateau de Versailles - Statues atop standing guard.
Chateau de Versailles - One of many grand staircases inside the Chateau.
Chateau de Versailles - another grand hallway inside.
Chateau de Versailles - Mel strolling down one of the halls.
Chateau de Versailles - inside of the cathedral. We were not allowed to go inside but rather just look in.
Chateau de Versailles - This is one of the many grand rooms on the second floor of the chateau. The full wall/ceiling paintings are incredible and the amount of detail in them.
Chateau de Versailles - I called this the red velvet room
Chateau de Versailles - Royal bed
Chateau de Versailles - Shot of the Formal Gardens from within the Chateau.
Chateau de Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
Chateau de Versailles - Mel and I in the Hall of Mirrors.
Chateau de Versailles - Hanging out.
Chateau de Versailles - The back of the Chateau taken from the Formal Gardens
Chateau de Versailles - Formal Gardens
Chateau de Versailles - Looking down part of the formal Gardens. Apparently it takes about 5 hours to walk through the entire thing.
Chateau de Versailles - Mel in the Formal Gardens
Chateau de Versailles - Formal Gardens - Me trying to be creative.
Chateau de Versailles - Formal Gardens - Gosh, now that I look at this closely, it looks like a penis?!?
Chateau de Versailles - Formal Gardens - here we are.
Chateau de Versailles - Formal Gardens - I was trying to take a closeup of the face on this vase and keep seeing this weirdo popping in and out from behind it.
Chateau de Versailles - Couple of Nuns heading into the Chateau.
Champs de Elysee at night - Arc de Triomphe in the background.
I forget what this is.
Rainy day in Paris - Mel on one of many bridges over the River Seine.
We went back to Notre Dame the day before we left for another visit. Here is a shot of the inside main hall.
Self-imposed shot in front of Notre Dame.
Pub we saw along the banks of the River Seine
Ile de le Citie to the left which holds the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Couple of artists sketching on the banks of the River Seine.
This is the bridge they were sketching.
Looking across the River Seine at the Louvre
Looking down the River Seine to Ile St. Louis.
Mel hanging out on one of the foot bridges crossing the River Seine.
Ile St. Louis in the middle of the River Seine.
Can't remember this building...
I'm looking pretty Parisian here. All I would need to complete my get-up would be a beret, scarf, and a cigarette.
Statue on the outside of the Louvre museum.
Statue on one of the bridges crossing the River Seine.
Orsay Museum to the right..the peaks of Notre Dame way in the back there.
Sitting on the Express Train to Heathrow Airport. We landed at the wrong airport and had to rush across London to catch our flight back to Canada.