Thursday, July 9, 2015

Paris, Day 1- Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Napoleon's Tomb

Hey guys!

I finally have all of my pictures from our amazing anniversary trip to Paris trip downloaded and organized.  There are simply too many to share them all at once, so I've decided to organize them into separate posts for each day we were there.

Here's what we did on our first day after touching down in Paris and finding our hotel:

Our hotel was very close to the Champs Elysees, so we did some window shopping after checking in and dropping off our bags.  I love these ornate clocks!

We walked for several  blocks to see the Arc de Triomphe.  It was incredibly difficult to get a good picture because the traffic in the circle around it was insane!

Paris is really beautiful in the summer.  I adore all the trees lining even very busy streets.

Here is our first view of the Eiffel Tower.  We walked for quite a ways in the afternoon heat to get there.

Although we really should have just taken the Metro, but we didn't know any better at the time!

Hubby was SUPER excited to pose with the Eiffel Tower while we were walking to see it up close.

Here we are!  I visited the Eiffel Tower on a European tour I was lucky enough to take after I graduated from high school, and it is just as cool as I remember!  Such a unique, elegant structure.

We tried to take a selfie together, but we didn't get very much of the Eiffel Tower in the shot.  At least my eyes are open- I have a tendency to blink in pictures!

Here's the view from under the Tower looking up. 

And the view from the outside as we were walking away.  The line was crazy-long to go up into the Eiffel Tower, so we decided to skip it and come back later in our trip.

We then walked even more to find Napoleon's Tomb.  I really tried to find things that Hubby would also like as I was planning things to do on this trip (since I'm a huge fan of Paris and he isn't) and this was a home run!  He adored the tomb and the military history building also housed here.

The giant dome on top of the tomb- Hubby joked it was to accommodate Napoleon's massive ego!

Looking down on the actual final resting place of Napoleon.  It's hard to see in the picture, but this was about the size of a bus!

The doors leading into the Tomb were gorgeous- navy blue and gold. 
We walked about ten miles the first day in very warm weather to take all this in.  Besides eating lunch and getting sandwiches to take back to our hotel for dinner, this was about all we did because we were exhausted from all the walking!
More to come about the rest of our trip.  Make sure to leave a comment below and look for Day 2 tomorrow!
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