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Paris, the city of light! In March 2005, I finally persuaded Pip to go to Paris with me. I was continually surprised how beautiful the city is. The meticulous alignment of boulevards alone is impressive. We managed to cover most of the famous monuments in the short time we had.

Pictures from 2010 onwards can be found here.

As usual, clicking a picture makes it bigger.

The Eiffel Tower and the Seine
The Paris Opera The Grand Staircase Of The Opera
Chandelier In The Room Of Spectacle
The Paris Opéra, designed by Charles Garnier.
La Madeleine The Metro
La Madeleine, a church.The Paris Métropolitain, an underground railway.
Paris The Institut De France
Île De La Cité, the medieval centre of Paris.Ile De La Cite
The Cathedral Of Notre Dame The Cathedral Of Notre Dame
The Cathedral Of Notre Dame De Paris, begun in 1163.
One Of The Rose Windows Ile De La Cite
The rose window of the northern transept.The Conciergerie on the île.
The Cathedral Of Notre Dame The Nave Of Notre Dame
La Sainte Chapelle Pip And I
Pip and I on the bank of the Seine.
La Sainte Chapelle The Pantheon
La Sainte Chapelle, built to hold the Crown Of Thorns now held at Notre Dame.The Panthéon, where many great French men are buried.
The Eiffel Tower Pillars Of The Tower Pip On The Eiffel Tower
The immense Tour Eiffel.
Paris, From The Tower
The Ground From The Tower One Of The Pillars
The Palais De Chaillot View From The Tower
Le Palais De Chaillot, built in 1937.The École Militaire, Tour Montparnasse and Les Invalides are easily visible.
Les Invalides La Place De La Concorde
L'Hôtel Des Invalides houses Napoleon's tomb.An Egyptian obelisk, a symbol of the sun god Ra.
Le Grand Palais The Palais De Chaillot
Le Louvre
Melpomene Pip And The Mona Lisa Michelangelo's Dying Slave La Musee D'Orsay
Melpomene, the muse of tragedy (Roman statue).Pip, and the crowds around Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.The Dying Slave, by Michelangelo.La Musée D'Orsay, previously a railway station.
Arch Outside The Louvre Les Jardins Des Tuileries
The arch outside the Louvre, aligned with the Champs-Élysées.The alignment continues past La Place De La Concorde, all the way to the Arc De Triomphe.
La Defense The Arc De Triomphe
From L'Arc De Triomphe, La Grande Arche De La Défense is visible.L'Arc De Triomphe.
The Champs-Elysees

And we were lucky enough to pass through again in 2007.

La Gare Du Nord L'Hotel De Ville
La Gare Du Nord, gateway to London. L'Hôtel De Ville.
St. Eustache La Bourse Du Commerce
St. Eustache overlooks Les Halles. La Bourse Du Commerce.
Le Palais De Justice
Le Palais De Justice on the île.

Pictures from 2010 onwards can be found here.