First of many in Paris…

In my ongoing attempt to document my recent European travels, I was last seen enjoying a seriously gluttonous picnic in Lyon. Next stop was Paris, in which I was there for about four days. I amazed even myself with the number of pictures I took, so I’ll do my best to be meticulous in my photo selection, but I am warning you this may turn into a two or three or more part series!

Let’s start with the most obvious choice in Paris. How else do you really feel you’re in Paris, by checking out the Eiffel Tower. It’s tough to gauge how tall and impressive the Eiffel Tower is by photos, but with my limited photography skills, I was trying to set it right into the cloud, as if it was just never-ending.

Tour Eiffel

Fear of heights, need not apply. Off far far far in the distance is the Military Museum of the French Army.

Oh and for those that haven’t been before, it’s faster and less expensive to walk up rather than take the elevator. It’s not a terrible walk, but bring your walking shoes!

Paris from above

Self-timer fun, I have no idea what I was trying to accomplish here, but two seconds later, I saw other people copying it.

Eiffel Tower fun

My next stop was to pay homage to my Master’s Degree in History. Napoleon Bonaparte’s tomb is located at L’Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids). The Residence is made up of a bunch of buildings, including the Military Museum and a hospital and retirement home for French war veterans.

As you would imagine since a complex has been named after him, Napoleon’s Tomb is massive!

Napoleon's Tomb

As someone who has NO business painting or drawing or even able to color within the lines, this was pretty impressive!

Jealousy

Ok, enough with the culture stuff, it’s snack time!

Tastes like candy

With a bit of sustenance, I was able to tackle the Musée d’Orsay which I discovered doesn’t allow pictures to be taken. And to be honest, it was nice to put away the camera for a bit and not feel the need to document everything, very liberating!

Musée d'Orsay

Hmm, looks like Paris may be a handful of entries. I still have La Louvre, restaurants, macarons and a bunch of other random Parisian things to share. A bientôt.

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