Paris, 17th-21st October 2003

A short break to see the sights. We spent a lot of time just wandering around

Arc de Triomphe


Jardin du Carrousel by the Louvre


Pigeons at the side of the Seine


Outside Notre Dame Cathedral


Approaching La Tour Eiffel


View from the tower


Looking up to the top of the tower from inside it


On the obsevation platform in the tower


Back at the bottom


La Tour Eiffel


Inside the Catacombs under Place Denfert Rochereau. Several of the city graveyards had filled to the point that they were overflowing, and by 1810 the decision was taken to exhume the bodies and rehouse them in the catacombs under the city. There are many kilometres of passageways


A ghoulish monster?


Walls of leg bones and skulls have been built up, lining the passages. The other bones have been dumped in a jumble in the space behind


There are various shrines for bones from different graveyards and sections


I found it really quite moving. We're all much the same in the end!


Back in our hotel room, still alive


The Sacre Coeur


Moulin Rouge. Prior to this we visited La Musee de l'Erotisme, which was quite interesting


Pyramide du Louvre


A sphynx


Venus de Milo


Winged Victory of Samothrace


Mona Lisa


Strolling through a gallery. The sheer scale of the Louvre is overwhelming. Jen was in her element, but I found it too much for my attention span!


The Three Graces


La Seine


Can't remember what this is!


Walking by the river again


Stained glass windows inside Cathédrale Notre Dame



The glass was really quite impressive, and much more vivid than it appears in our photos


Time to go home?


Getting a lift home from the airport with Mum and the pup