Paris September 2006 − Travels − Captain Tom

Paris September 2006

I am on a business trip again. This time three days Paris. Business meeting allowed for going there a day earlier and so there was the opportunity for some sightseeing. Hotel was Paris Hilton in La Défense where the Grand Arche is located. I took the Metro (subway) to Louvre and walked all the way back (about 8,5 km - 5.3 miles)

Waiting for take off in Berlin Tegel - another plane has to land first.
View to Berlin Tegel Airport after the turn to the West
Parallel approach to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Concorde welcomes us
Grand Arche in La Défense
Views from Grand Arche
Panorama from Grand Arche towards Arc de Triomphe.
I want to see Mona Lisa and I did. A fascinating picture and something very special. I liked it.
The main square
Interesting lift
Sculpture hall
Venus of Milo
Louvre panoramic view from Place du Carrousel
Fall impressions from park Jardin des Tuileries
Obelisk on Place de la Concorde
Place da la Concorde is the starting point of Champs-Élysées
View over Champs-Élysées to Arc de Triomphe
Champs-Élysées is quite busy
Arc de Triomphe
View back to Place de la Concorde and Louvre
284 steps get you up to the roof of Arc de Triomphe
View from the roof is gorgeous. To the left Montmartre with Sacré-Cœur in the middle Champs-Elysées and the Eifel tower to the right
Eifel tower
View into the opposite direction along Avenue de la Grande Armée and Avenue Charles de Gaulle to Grand Arche
Too big to get on a picture
View back
Closer to Grand Arche
Grand Arche at La Défense

Two days later we have a little ride on river Seine with the team.
Debbie and Laura
Chris needs some extra working time
Sun goes down on the banks of river Seine
Eiffel tower seen from the boat
Sculpture at bridge Pont Alexandre III
Bridge Pont Neuf at night