It's been very cold, with temperatures in the 20’s-30's and we've been trying to find creative ways to enjoy the city while trying to keep warm. We have used the subway extensively to transport us from our apartment to the center of Paris and between the major sites.
Yesterday we took the Batobus, a hop-on, hop-off shuttle boat service along the River Seine. It was the last day that this service was going to operate until the spring. This is a great way to see some of Paris' major sites from the perspective of the river. We boarded the Batobus at the Champs-Elysees; these photos were taken just before boarding the boat.
Pont Alexandre, built between 1896-1900 for the Universal Exhibition and named after Tsar Alexander, is considered Paris' most ornate bridge.
View of the Eiffel Tower at night from the bridge. Pardon the grainy and off-focus photo but I had no place to rest my camera so it wouldn't shake.
A nighttime view of the Grand Palais from the bridge.
We have two more days here before flying back home. We were originally set to return on the 4th but my husband is on vacation until the 10th, so we extended our stay. I wished we had more time but work and the start of my French class are awaiting us.
Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Paris entries. It’s been a wonderful trip and I have enjoyed sharing it with you. À bientôt!