I go to the Musee D’Orsay, which is a good art museum. The building itself is amazing. I get there early and avoid a really big queue which I see when I am leaving.
The weather is not quite as good as the previous day, although still around 29 degrees. I walk towards the Eiffel Tower, as this may be my last day of good weather, and I fear this will spoil the views. When approaching it, it occasionally appears between buildings, but it is not until I get really close that I realise how big it is. It is stunning. I notice a massive queue at one of the legs (all the services are in the leg bases). I notice a much smaller queue at another leg, so I take that queue. It always pays to take a look around. It costs €11 to take the lift to the top, but it is worth it. I chat to several people in the lift queues. The first lift takes us up to the second floor, which has great views. Here we must change to another smaller lift to get to the third and final floor. The queues are big. I am very glad I did not come here during the peak summer season. The view at the top is stunning, and worth the waiting. I head down for ice cream and take photos on the grass approach.
I walk around the streets of Paris, and end up at Notre Dame. The Cathedral is massive, and free to enter. I am not religious or a Catholic, but the atmosphere is absorbing. This is the biggest cathedral in France, and the many Catholics are clearly overwhelmed. I find myself taking a splash of holy water for Tash’s mum and I light a candle for my friends and family. The queue to climb the towers are massive, I will return tomorrow and try again.
I do a lot of walking and try several beers and coffees. The food is great. In the evening Chiago, Joseph and I walk around the L’ouvre’s grounds, which are great under light.