John and Glendas trip to France and Russia travel blog

Eiffel Tower

View at the top

View from the top

Jayde holding up the tower

In front of Monet's work

Moulin Rouge - just around the corner

Looking back at the Tower

View from the tower

Eiffel Tower


Paris is looking fantastic. We started the day by taking the Metro to Trocadero. On exit from the underground we were confronted with the magnificent sight of the Eiffel Tower at the end of a long concourse with fountains operating down the middle. The weather was perfect again - started off a little cloudy but soon cleared into a sunny day, not too hot, mid 20's.

We crossed the river Seine to line up for the lift ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Still early so the line moved quickly, and before we knew it we had a magnificent view of Paris below.

Our next stop was to be lunch and then the museum de orange. Luckily, as we walked we came across the Pettite de Palace. It was free to enter, we had a lovely lunch in their cafe and the museum was a wonderful find.

Museum de Orange, is near the Louvre, it is famous for Monet's work "water lilies". These eight panels, in two massive rooms reflect passing of time, sun rise to sun set, and are the culmination of his lifetime's work. There was also Renoir's, Picasso's and Matisse in the lower floor on show, but it was the Monet's work that stole the show.

We used the metro to get back to the apartment, very easy. Dinner tonight was in house with a bottle of local wine - all very good.

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