We did A LOT of Paris sightseeing while Sandra and Ian were visiting.
From left to right: I. Cadieu, S. Cadieu & C. Cadieu.
Here are some highlights….
1) We walked along the Champs-Élysées and saw the Arc de Triomphe (although the top was closed).
Arc de Triomphe.
2) Visited the Eiffel Tower.
We enjoy a picnic before going up.
From the tower you have a great view of Parc du Champ de Mars and the Ecole Militaire.
Eiffel at night.
3) Climbed up Sacré-Cœur.
This basilica was completed in 1914.
View from steps outside basilica.
View from dome (you can see the Eiffel tower in the background!).
Another dome view.
4) We spent a few hours in the Les Invalides Complex, where we saw Napoleon’s tomb and the Army Museum.
Entrance to the Army Museum.
We walk through the (very extensive) Army Museum.
Napoleon on a good day.
Napoleon on a bad day.
5) We also saw the Orsay Museum (no photos allowed!) and the Louvre.
Hall in the Louvre.
David's Coronation of Napoleon.
David's Oath of the Horatii.
Ouch! Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli's La Mort De Cleopatre.
Venus de Milo.
Michelangelo's Captive (where is the dollar bill supposed to go?).
And finally, before the family visit concludes, Sandra helps Charles finish his homework!: