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Anne and Carolyn Go to Paris, Cruising the Seine, and to the Heart of Normandy

Day 1 ~ Sunday, April 24, 2016 ~ First day in Paris

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We left Charlotte about an hour late at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 23. First we waited for people whose plane was late arriving. Then we waited while the ground crew uncoupled the tow hook, which the pilot said was stuck. We arrived in Paris about 9:00 AM on Sunday. After we checked in the hotel, we walked to the Eiffel Tower, which was about one and a half blocks away.

Eiffel tower Eiffel tower in the trees Eiffel tower
View of Eiffel Tower from front of hotel Views of tower on walk from hotel
plants plants red flowers
Above and below: Flowers on the walk to tower
tulips yellow flowers lilac
Tulips Yellow & blue flowers Lilacs
Carolyn Anne people
Carolyn Anne "Take our picture" ~ Other tourists
Eiffel Tower Line at tower bottom of tower
Eiffel Tower up close Ticket line at the Eiffel Tower Looking up
Beware machinery supports
Beware of Pickpockets Equipment Girders
Les Invalids in the city Les Invalids dome the city
Views of Les Invalids from the Tower The city
Parc-du-Champ-de-Mars crowd looking for stairs
Above & below ~ Parc-du-Champ-de-Mars Looking down on visitors Carolyn (right) in crowd looking to go up
park Les Invalids river & city
The park & the city Another view of Les Invalids The city & the River Seine
Arch de Triomph Palais de Chaillot government building
Arch de Triomphe Palais de Chaillot & Tocadero Gardens
Palais de Chaillot (from ground level)
river bridges View of hotel & ball field
A river runs through it Seven bridges over the Seine Hotel Pullman on left in front of ball field
hotel crowd Carolyn
Hotel and surrounding buildings Looking for way down Back on the ground ~ Carolyn in the rain
view from hotel view of street Ribe
View from our hotel room at the Pullman (couldn't see the Eiffel Tower from our window) Ribe Restaurant ~ We ate here twice.

Photos in header: Niagra Falls; Big Sur, CA; Golden Gate Bridge, CA; Sunset on the Baltic Sea;
Virginia Creeper Trail, VA; Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada; Glacier Bay, Alaska; Sunset on the Pacific; Triple Falls at DuPont Forest, NC.
Header Photo Credits: All Anne S. Napier except Niagra Falls by Herman Stubblefield.

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