A Visit to the Top of La Grande Arch in Paris
Bonjour mes amis,
Yesterday, we had a new experience in Paris…a visit to the top of La Grande Arch in the modern section of Paris called La Defense. We have seen the Arch many times, but never gone to the top for the view. It was hot and hazy but very nice. Yes, the heat is returning!
The subway we use the most is Line 1 which ends at La Defense. It’s a long ride, and while we were going, we caught the “Purely Paris” Photo of the day. Very discreetly, I captured a precious little girl on the subway with my phone who was adorable in her stylish little dress, sandals, sparkly silver pocketbook (which unfortunately you cannot see), painted pink fingernails, five bracelets, daisy hair band, and her floral fan. It is illegal to take pictures of children in France without their permission so forgive me for this one!!
Enjoy these photos from the top of the Arch.
Today, we go by train to visit Bernie’s cousins in Alsace, in a quaint small town called Soultz. I may or may not be able to get out the blog but will try. We return late on the 9th to a visit from Bernie’s son for a week, and we are really looking forward to having him and his friend, Stephen.
We love hearing from all of you and appreciate your very kind comments.
L & B
July 6, 2017 @ 1:13 pm
Very interesting photos! Bernie’s zoom lens really brings it home. The Fondation Louis Vuitton looks enormous, until it is seen with the Eiffel Tower. That shot puts both in perspective. This may be the first time in several years that the top of the Grand Arch has been open. We will definitely have to do that. But I don’t believe my zoom lens can match Bernie’s!
July 7, 2017 @ 4:29 am
Bernie’s cousins were telling us that they have had security issues with the building itself. The construction was not stable as in pieces of it falling off, etc. That’s why it hasn’t been open..
July 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm
Great photos from the top of the arch! You guys get around 🙂
Your global fans will look forward to your next post, whenever it happens. Cheers and have a wonderful weekend with la famille française.
July 7, 2017 @ 2:20 am
How nice to view some new and different areas of Paris. Thanks for the tour!
July 7, 2017 @ 6:29 pm
June and I really enjoy your blog on your travels and the accompanying photography. Having been to Paris several times and not seeing may of the things that you post have been a pure pleasure. Please keep it up and include us as some of your admirers. We envy your good times and travels.
July 7, 2017 @ 7:23 pm
Ah, so nice to hear from you, Buddy! Merci beaucoup!