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What to do on one rainy day in Paris?

We do sightseeing of course!

We visited Paris for only one day. We weren't lucky. It's raining most of the time. It didn't stop us!
We were walking all the time. We could have used the metro. It'd be faster, but on the other hand, we saw more.
Let's start...
We set off from the Place de la Concorde to the Champs Elysees (les Champs Élysées).
This is the most famous street in the world. Partially we walked in the parks...
... sometimes we walked in the main street ...
The Champs Elysees connects the Place de la Concorde with Charles DE Gaulle Place, on which the Arc de Triomphe is located.

We arrived at the Arc de Triomphe. WOW There is huge traffic here. I have no idea how people handle these intersections. I didn't even try to understand.

Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned the construction of the Arc de Triomphe in 1806, but it was completed only in 1836 during the reign of Louis Philippe I. The monument was built to commemorate fighting and fallen soldiers in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars.
And now one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Parisians completed construction in 1898 and at the time it was the tallest building in the world. As a reminder: the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters high, but this may change under the influence of temperature. The stairs are 1665 degrees and thanks to them we can reach the first and second observation deck. We can take a lift to each of the three viewing levels. Unfortunately, queues for both stairs and lifts were terribly long. So we admired her from the lawn because we decided to relax nearby.
We walked along the banks of the Seine to reach the Notre Dame Cathedral. The queue to enter was long again. No wonder, because it's time for mass. We were lucky and we saw the cathedral from the inside. At present, the church is closed due to a fire in April 2019.
Celebrating masses in the warm light of candelabra and candles gave the place an extremely sublime atmosphere. I was breathtaking when I looked at the rosettes. At that moment, Notre Dame cathedral became the most beautiful thing created by human being (forgive my cathedral in Kołobrzeg).
The hosts of Notre Dame Cathedral came up with a great idea of separating prayers from visitors using curtains. Of course, we still heard singing and prayer. However, with this number of people who want to visit this monument, one or another solution had to come about. In our cathedral, there is a ban on visiting and photographing during mass.
The weather did not spoil us. When we left the cathedral. It was just raining. We arrived at the Louvre Museum but it was too late to explore. We will have to come back here :)
As you can see the weather was bad. The city sightseeing is always better on sunny days. Nevermind. Paris is wonderful!

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  1. Hello, gorgeous photos from France. Enjoy your day, have a happy week ahead.

  2. We did the same walking, except for Notre Dame as we were there in May 2019.

  3. Oh yes, I think Paris is a great city.
    Your photos give a wonderful impression of it.
    But personally I prefer to live in a small town ;-)
    I don't love the hype.
    best regards

  4. Wonderful shots of an incredible city.

  5. Beautiful pictures... especially love the ones inside the cathedral.

  6. Beautiful pictures... especially love the ones inside the cathedral.

  7. Here in the Pacific Northwest U.S., rain doesn't keep us at home! I enjoyed your beautiful photos of your rainy day in Paris. I'd love to visit that city... in rain or in sunshine.

  8. When we travel we always walk everywhere, no matter if it is raining. So much to see and take in. Gorgeous photos and I hope to get to Paris in the next couple of years. Thanks for linking up.

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing your trip. Love all the pictures.
    Have a great day!

  10. What fab photos looked like you had a great trip :-)

    Have a triptastic week :-)

  11. Indeed lots to see in Paris! Your pictures took me there again.

  12. You were able to visit the must-sees even in wet weather. Lovely shots.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  13. Great photos reminding me of visits to Paris.

  14. I'm glad you didn't let the weather keep you from enjoying your time in Paris! These are some great images from 'the' famous street!

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
    A link back would be greatly appreciated :)