Across the channel to les Invalides, the Rodin Museum & the Arc de Triomphe

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Craig bedside a WWI tank
We started bright and early. We took the Eurostar to Paris that left at 6:57 AM. We arrived at 10:30 AM and left our bags at our Rue Cler hotel, Le Grand Hotel Levesque. We went to take a look at the Eiffel tour. We then walked to Les Invalides, which is still used as a military hospital and is also the site of Napoleon's Tomb. We visited the tomb and the World War I and World War II museum. I really enjoyed the World War I exhibit because it gave a good explanation of how an assassination lead to a colossal war.

Our next stop was the Rodin Museum. This museum is in a nice French mansion with beautiful gardens. There were sculptures throughout the house and the garden.
Flo climbing the Arc
It was a nice place to be in Paris. This is a nice museum because it is fairly manageable and it is in a nice setting. I probably should have gotten an audio guide to get a better context of the museum.

After our trip to the Rodin museum, we were able to check in to our hotel so we took a brief nap. After our nap, we made our way to the Arc de Triomphe. It was crazy to see the traffic around the Arc. It looks like absolute chaos. We climbed the stairs of the Arc to see Paris at night. It was a great place to see the Champs D'Elysees. We climbed back down the stairs and walked down the Champs D'Elysees to rue George V. We crossed the Seine again to get back to our hotel. We had supper at the restaurant beside our hotel a place called Le Petit Cler. The meal was alright nothing fantastic, but it was a nice place beside our hotel in Paris.

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Craig bedside a WWI tank
Craig bedside a WWI tank
Flo climbing the Arc
Flo climbing the Arc
Napoleons Tomb
Napoleon's Tomb
Flo thinking about the thinker
Flo thinking about the thinker
Flo dreaming that she lived here
Flo dreaming that she lived here
The back of the Rodin Museum
The back of the Rodin Museum
Joining in a pose
Joining in a pose
The gates of Hell
The gates of Hell
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Paris
photo by: Sweetski