Arc de Triomphe

These next posts from Paris aren’t really in any particular order because I was there for 10 days and I don’t remember what I did which days.

At the end of Champs-Elysses, down the street from the Louvre, there is this tiny arc that you would barely notice. Just kidding. This is the Arc de Triomphe and it’s enormous!!

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The view from the top of the arc is pretty impressive as well.

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In the distance here you can see the business district, La Defense. These skyscrapers are so far outside the city because there is a law against building these inside the city limits of Paris.

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You also get a pretty good view of the Eiffel Tower from the top of the arc.

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About halfway up the arc as you’re going up the millions of stairs, there’s a small museum with kind of the history of the arc. They had this statue that made laugh every time I looked at it just because of the expression on it.

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3 responses

  1. Bonnie

    cool pics, Nick! looks like you are having fun checking out Paris!

    April 30, 2009 at 7:27 am

  2. Aunt Wendy

    Hey Nick, missed your posts for awhile. Good to see you are well and as busy as usual 🙂 All is well here, your uncle is playing as a back-up band for an Elvis impersonator. 1st performance is May 8th, should be a great time. Sure do miss you but, enjoy the postings…keep them coming. Love You!

    May 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

  3. Aj

    I am sure when Henry was a king..they didn’t have cameras to take pics!! LOL! Cool pics tho!! See..this is the cheapest europe trip i’ll ever have..i get to see all the cool places.w/o even leaving my house! 🙂

    May 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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