We started off today with a couple of pictures looking out our french-door windows...before heading down to the dining room for the buffet breakfast.
The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city.
Île aux Cygnes...The uninhabited island is 850 metres (2,789 ft) long and 11 metres (36 ft) at its widest point, making it the third-largest island in Paris. A tree-lined walkway, named L'Allée des Cygnes (Path of Swans), runs the length of the island. Since 2012, there has been a public workout space with bicycles and a climbing wall underneath the Pont de Grenelle, close to a Statue of Liberty replica.
Eiffel Tower. Due to its historical nature, its layout and the very large numbers of visitors, they take security very seriously, having two security screening points to go through...one as your enter the grounds and one after purchasing tickets, before getting on the elevator. These are full, airport type screenings.
It was fairly busy there today. After standing in line for tickets...in line to go through security...and then in line to get on the elevator, we were on our way up.
In the distance beyond the lawns Le Mur Pour La Paix (The Wall For Peace) is a wall in the spirit of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
Jardins du Trocadéro (Gardens of the Trocadero) is an open space in Paris, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, bounded to the northwest by the wings of the Palais de Chaillot and to the southeast by the Seine and the Pont d'Iéna, with the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine.
Palais de Chaillot in the foreground and the very modern downtown Paris in the distance...
Champs Elysees in Paris.
After we were finished at the Christmas Market, we decided to walk back. On the way, we ended up stopping at a restaurant that was actually not far from our hotel. It was called Le Comete and the food and service was excellent (I had awesome French onion soup). As it was after 3:00 by this time, it was a late lunch, early dinner.
After relaxing in our room for awhile, we still wanted to go out for our last night in Paris...so we went back to our favourite little bar down the road...cheers to a fabulous trip of a lifetime! (Two locations which were on Steve's "bucket list.") However, we have been going non-stop with daily travel or touring for 4 weeks and are so looking forward to getting home.,,as we are pooped out. Tomorrows flight will be our 9th!