Paris at Sunset

There is no prettier site, I think, than Paris when the sun is setting, and this time I witnessed it from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. The Arc itself is smack-bang in the middle of the Etoile roundabout, and at the end of the world famous Champs-Élysées.


There’s quite a few steps up to the top (there is a lift but it currently isn’t working) but the pain is worth it!


You can see for miles in all directions, and the above is looking west towards La Défense, a huge commercial centre (technically) just outside of Paris.


And of course, the Eiffel Tower to the south-west-ish.


And then there’s Montmartre and the beautiful Sacre-Cœur to the north. There’s a handful of telescopes dotted around the top of the Arc which can be used (for a fee) to get a close up of the various sites and landmarks of Paris. Connie won’t mind me sharing this, maybe less than attractive, candid:



The full album is available to view on my Flickr page, along with some other photos that didn’t make it to the blog.

One thought on “Paris at Sunset

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s