Later the floodlights came on and we could see the Arc de Triomphe by night in all its triumphant majesty.
It’s green for go along the Champs-Elysees, and through the Arc de Triomphe in the heart of Paris.
This bronze-clad structure at the Place Vendome in the centre of Paris was originally erected by Napoleon, and has since been torn down and subsequently rebuilt.
It is not known who sculpted this iconic statue, the Venus de Milo is perhaps the most famous statue on the planet, and can be found in the Louvre, Paris.
And here is a close-up of that weathered face.
It is perhaps the most famous painting in the world, and it is understandably protected by a thick wall of glass, which reflects the images of the horde of people craning their necks trying to glimpse the Mona Lisa.
Paris is getting to be very varied in its architecture and sights. The Pompidou building was perhaps the first success, and a more recent addition is the big wheel near the Louvre.
Where new meets old, it is simply known as ‘The Louvre‘, probably the most famous arts museum in the world.