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… must include the Eiffel Tower. We got there on L’Open Tour hop-on/hop-off bus – a great way to explore a new city! On the north-west side of the River Seine is the Palais de Chaillot building, housing two museums (not visited – too time consuming), with lovely gardens and fountains leading down to the river. There are several large statues/sculptures, including this one:
Statue at the Palais de Chaillot
I noticed the bride being photographed in these gardens, and liked the juxtaposition of her and the women in the sculptures.

This guy was amusing the children with his giant soap bubbles:
Bubbles

This is the Eiffel Tower from the Pont d’Iena:
Eiffel Tower

The French Open has just started, and in the Parc du Champ de Mars between the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire we watched a second-round match in the park:
Tennis at the Eiffel Tower

Somewhat later, we got to the huge courtyard of the Louvre, with the giant glass pyramid – famous now, but not even a thought when we were last here in 1978.
Louvre Pyramid

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