Sunday morning we wandered up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, and decided to go up top and have a look. This is the spiral staircase going up.
Great view from the top to the Eiffel tower, La Defense, back up the hill to Montmartre and down the various streets radiating off the huge roundabout around the base of the arc. It was also quite fun watching the traffic negotiate the roundabout, seeing as there are no demarcated lanes or any lights to guide the it.
We then proceeded to the Eiffel Tower, stopping off at the Musee de l'Art Moderne on the way. Picked up some baguettes from a bakery near the tower and had a picnic on one of the benches below, polishing off some more of the leftover cheese from the day before.
Having seen the queues and seeing as it was very windy, cold and overcast we decided not to go up the Eiffel this time. We had a good look at it from below though. Then headed back into town on the Metro getting off near the islands. We began on what turned out to be a very long walk back to the hotel, along the river, over the bridge, through the Marais district, past the Opera and back to the hotel.
This is what the back of Notre Dame Cathedral looks like.
That evening we ventured out for dinner and went for a walk up the hill to the Moulin Rouge to see the thing at night. To be honest, the area around it is pretty seedy and run down and not that french. The streets leading back down the hill were nice though.