Finally got around to photographs from Paris. This will be the final report of our summer trip to Europe.
If anyone has forgotten, I remind you: in the middle of July, I, along with Stas and Roma, rushed to Europe. The route was as follows: Moscow - Riga - Barcelona - Rome - Paris - Moscow.
Tickets from Rome to Paris were insanely cheap, about 1300r. But the plane did not arrive in the capital of France itself, but in the city of Beauvais (85 km from Paris). We landed in an open field. When waiting for the bus, watched a stunning sunset.
At 10 o'clock in the morning we were already walking along the Eliseevsky fields. At night, we had nothing to do, arrival at the apartment was only at 11 am. We went to the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower and settled there. In the distance, music plays, and we sit in front of a hefty tower and drink local champagne.
In anticipation of the morning, they slept somewhere on benches in the center.
But a cozy studio apartment was even cheaper than any hostel.
The famous Parisian Louvre.
In this city, we hung up for a week! And every day was productive.
In the morning they decided to climb the Eiffel Tower.
Its height is about 324 meters. From the top you can see the whole city.
Insanely steep dome of the Grand Palace building.
In the early days, it was very unusual to see crowds of African Americans around. Once we drove into an area where there was not a single white man around. Only there we saw that there was a queue at the door to the subway exit (free entrance).
Palace of Chaillot.
One of the purpose of the trip was to explore what not everyone sees, to go there, where not everyone can get.
Together with the local urban explorer descended into the Paris catacombs. There is a restored part of them, but we went to the abandoned, it is more and more interesting.
The development network of tunnels passes under many city streets. The total length of about 300 km.
Without a person who knows these places, it is very easy to get lost here.
One day we went to the hill of Montmartre.
Even with low houses offer wonderful views of the city.
At the very top of the hill stands the basilica Sacre-Coeur.
At the very top there is a lookout. But we still get there, but for now I decided to walk along the lower part of the basilica, inaccessible to tourists.
When I climbed here pigeons attacked me. There were a lot of them.On the stairs there was a lot of pigeon droppings and a nest with eggs.
And this is from the observation deck.
Inside the dome.
On the way to La Défense.
By the way about the subway. We bought 10 tickets in advance, but we didn’t always use them. In Paris, you can easily ride for free, just jump over the turnstiles or enter through the door to exit. Sometimes checks are made by supervisors, but we have not met them)
La Defense is a high-rise area of Paris, to which a fully automated metro line (without drivers) passes.
Cable-stayed pedestrian bridge.
Sea of glass around and few people.
Most of all the buildings in the area are business centers or headquarters of any companies.
Life in the skyscrapers in the resurrection just died, and because of this we climbed to the highest building in Defense.
Virtually all subway tunnels are present graffiti.
To be honest, I'm just a fan of such spiral staircases!
View from the Arc de Triomphe.
The arch is the center, from which the streets diverge in all directions, like the rays of the sun.
In the distance is La Defense.
The Eiffel Tower.
And this is the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, on the observation deck of which we passed by passing both a long queue and a ticket office.
The fosad of the building is decorated with all sorts of monsters.
Inside the cathedral.
In the evening of the last day we went to Montparnasse. The advantage of this ugly high-rise building is that only the building itself is not visible from the roof of the building. Well, in the evening there is a great view towards the tower.
Thank you so much Tanya and Masha, for company walking in Paris!
We wanted to go to the airport in the evening, but the trains no longer went, and the nearest bus was at 6 in the morning. I had to wander around the city one more night)
At the airport, they collapsed on carpets and slept the rest of the time before the flight.