Paris - Realm of the croissants

  • The show must go on

    Moulin Rouge at Boulevard de Clichy

  • 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

  • Light pollution

    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

  • We will always have Paris

    The view from the dome is spectacular.

    Sacre Coeur dome

  • 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.

    Notre Dame

  • 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

  • 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

  • Top of the world

    View from Sacre Coeur balcony

  • Pedestrian crossing

    It's not Abbey Road, but it will do.

    Crossing Champs-Élysées

  • 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