Paris day two
Sorry this one is a bit late, but I was absolutely exhausted when we got home after this adventure, I think the journey had caught up with me.
Day 2 seen us take our first ride on the metro, I have to say that it was extremely easy to use and very very efficient.
Our first destination was the hotel de invalides, which is now a French army museum, originally it was a hospital for sick or injured soldiers. Our map reading skills still leaves a little to be desired, but we didn't get to badly lost and we made it to our destination. Sadly due to a funeral we were unable to visit the museum however we were very fortunate to be able to visit the " dome des invalides" also known as the dome chapel.
Where Napolean Bonaparte is buried.
It is a beautiful chapel and a stunning place for someone to be buried. Napolean is apparently encased within several coffins within the sarcophagus. On the floor there is the names of all the places he was victorious in battle.
Then finally we found ourselves in the Champ de Mars, standing beneath the Eiffel tour, here I have to admit I shed a little tear or two.
In the very distance of this photo is the hill of Montmatre , you can see the basilica of the sacre Coeur . They say that Paris is a white city and when you get up high you can see that she is. Predominately all the buildings are built from light coloured stone. The view from the Eiffel Tower was stunning. And when we reached the very summit gadget and I enjoyed a champagne to celebrate our journey to such a beautiful place.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on the first post, I hope to get back to you at some point
But as you can imagine things are pretty busy.