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Top of the Tower to Les Invalides

Day 3

overcast 4 °C

Bonjour from Paris on our final day here, but don't worry we will be back!!

Today we planned to get up early and go to the Eiffel Tower and climb it ... Well that didn't happen, after talking to the parents on Skype we found it to be a bit later than expected. But we headed out for the most known French monument.

Again we walked there in the morning as it was only 20 minutes from our apartment and when we arrived we expected to have a long wait but thanks to the cold, it was relatively short. Took us about 30 minutes to reach the top but it is very much worth the wait! You get to see al of Paris at once, it was breathtaking.

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Now that we had finally climbed the tower, we decided were in Paris we have to see at least one museum, we decided on Les Invalides the war museum of France where you find the great history of French warfare. The building itself is amazing let alone what you find in there, adorned by an amazing gold dome, windows shaped like knights and beautiful gardens to admire.

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So when we arrived we wonder through the the grand doors and into the wing where we find the many horse regiments of the French army, now this is the point where I know my mum would be yelling at dad saying why they didn't go there, sorry dad! But to put it simply they were awesome.

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Now we moved onto the wing where they held all the history prior to World War 1, it was amazing to the weapons, from there guns to spears and there uniforms, but we also got to see the array of uniforms and instruments used during these eras as well.

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Then it was the world wars wing, this was your typical part of any museum so much to report back here, but after that was the first emperor of France then Infamous Napoleon Bonaparte and boy do the French love this guy, all I can say is wow! Such a big tomb for such a small guy!

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Now after the museum we were tired, so we decided to take a break back home, from here we thought going out for dinner would be a nice touch, so we found one close by that had good reviews and spoke English, so we set off, now the dinner was amazing is what I probably would have said but we got lost on the way and couldn't find it, so we settled on a fresh baguette with some meat cheese and some wine to top it off!

Photo of the day goes to my attempts at selfies on the Eiffel Tower
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Posted by abirckel 22:50 Archived in France

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