Eiffel Tower, the Marais, and Au Revoir

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Scary job
Our final day in Paris started with a walk to the Eiffel Tower. We got there at about 8:45 AM 45 minutes before the ticket stand opened. There were 20 or 30 people in line ahead of us. When the ticket line opened we found out that all but three people in the line in front of us were from the same group. So we got tickets right away and we decided that we would get tickets for the top of the tower. We got on the first elevator up to the second level of the tower.

We stood by the exit of the first elevator because we knew we could be the first ones on the elevator to the top if we were close to the exit. We were the fourth people on the elevator to the top so we were very lucky. When we were at the top of the tower it was like we had it all to ourselves.
Taken from the second floor
There was a little bit of low lying cloud in the area so we couldn't see all the way to Sacre Coeur from the highest level, but it was a thrill being that high on the tower. I've been on the Empire State Building and the Sears Tower before, but it didn't quite feel like the Eiffel Tower.

After the tower, we packed our bags and checked out of the Hotel. We decided to have lunch at Tribeca on Rue Cler just down from our hotel. I had the Potage (soup) du jour and a dessert of Tiramisu which was amazing. Flo had steak and frites. This was our best meal in Paris.

We then decided to check out the Marais and the Centre Georges Pompidou. I think once the motion picture was invented most of the talented artists got out of painting and started making movies. I didn't like most of the art in that museum.
Modern "Art"
There was some interesting neoclassical art, but that type of art is not as impressive as impressionist works or landscapes from Dutch painters.

After the Pompidou Center we decided to go to Ile St Louis to get more Berthillon glace. Flo went with chocolate and vanilla, I was more exotic with cacao Amer, nougat miel and café very good flavors even though they are expensive for small scoops.

Finally we got our bags and made our way to Invalides RER to catch the Air France bus to Orly. We picked up some sandwiches from our favourite boulangerie to eat at the airport. Paris makes great sandwiches with the french bread, fresh ham or chicken with gruyere cheese and a little mayo. I usually don't like mayo on sandwiches but for some reason it was very tasty in these sandwiches.

When we got to Orly we were part of the EasyJet zoo. Since seating is not assigned everybody rushes to lineup. The problem is that they still sit you by group. We had a good spot in line but we were in the last group to board. We still got ok seats and our carry on baggage within in the Easyjet carry on restrictions. Au Revoir Paris now we are on to Italy.

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Scary job
Scary job
Taken from the second floor
Taken from the second floor
Modern Art
Modern "Art"
In front of the Pompidou Centre
In front of the Pompidou Centre
Rue Cler close to our hotel
Rue Cler close to our hotel
Picture taken from the top
Picture taken from the top
Its high
It's high
Looking to Sacre Coeur
Looking to Sacre Coeur
Paris
photo by: Sweetski