Paris - Realm of the croissants
The show must go on
Moulin Rouge at Boulevard de Clichy
We will always have Paris
The view from the dome is spectacular.
Sacre Coeur dome
From the tower
The Eiffel tower offers many great sights. Past the Trocadero one can see the business area La Defense including the cubic arch.
Trocadéro gardens and the Palais de Chaillot
The Eiffel tower seen from Champ de Mars
Top of the stairs
There are lots of spectacular stairs in Montmartre.
Reine in Montmartre
Mountain of the martyrs
The hill of Montmartre is one of the most charming areas of the city.
Rue Foyatier, Montmartre
It's not Abbey Road, but it will do.
Fear of the city
The gargoyles of Notre Dame serve as drain pipes as well as decorations. Gargoyle comes from a Latin word, meaning gullet or drain, thus implying their purpose during the 600 years since the construction.
Gargoyle at Notre Dame balcony
Ring your bells
One of my favorite buildings on Earth. The 387 steep steps to the balcony are definitely worth it.
Feed your head
These figures are a part of the exquisite wall decorations located near the large front doors of the Notre Dame cathedral. The beheaded man is Saint Denis, who according to legend stood up after his execution on Montmartre in 250 AD, picked up the head and walked away with it.
At the entrance of Notre Dame
The shining jewel of Montmartre
Top of the world
View from Sacre Coeur balcony
View from the Eiffel tower
Fields of war
Champ de Mars
Roots and ashes
At the very heart of Paris, the Cité island has been inhabited since the Romans. It can be accessed by the Pont-Neuf, the oldest remaining bridge in Paris.
Reine at Pont-Neuf, Ile de la Cité
Le petit déjeuner
Nothing beats an outdoor breakfast in Paris under the sun. Café au lait, croissants and baguettes.
Meet the croissants
The movie buff
Of course we had to visit the café in Montmartre where many scenes were shot for the wonderful movie Amelie.
Reine at Café des Deux Moulins
Above the photo booth
Gare Du Nord is the third busiest train station in the world. Film buffs may remember it from the movie Amelie, but the footage from the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l'Est is mixed throughout the film.
Gare Du Nord
I can live with the view
Reine in the Eiffel tower
Signs of affection
They love me in France!
I want it all
Can you make out Île de la Cité?