European Utopia, Day Nine

After walking approximately ten miles our first day in Paris, we decided to SLEEP IN the second day!

We grabbed a quick apple pastry and coffee – or “cafe” – and set out walking again, this time toward the Louvre.

We passed this several century old church along the way — Magdalenae…

…as well as some gorgeous storefronts!

Below is a breathtaking view of the Jardin des Tuileries – the Gardens leading to the Louvre.

We slowly worked our way in…

…and through!

Hmmm, what is it about Mona? She’s certainly popular!

For some reason, I just love this photo below!

We had a lovely meal at a sidewalk cafe around the corner (four cheese Brie pizza!) and continued on our way up the Champs Elysees.

We passed incredible landmarks as we made our way towards…

…the enormous Arc de Triomphe!

(to gain some perspective of her size, look in the background at the policemen at her base)

We wanted to make it to the Eiffle Tower before sundown, so we hired this cyclist to “drive” us along.

(and, let me tell you, it was no ‘vacation’ in this covered trike sharing streets with aggressive Parisian drivers!)

(I couldn’t help myself! I made him do it… please tease him for it 😉 )

Ha… and you can tease me about this!

We sleepily waited for sundown…

…to give you THIS before/after dusk view!

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