Let's start with a winter view of the Eiffel Tower. The folks skating here are on the other side of the Seine, in front of Palais de Chaillot. In December, it's certainly cold enough in Paris for ice skating, and it was overcast, but we were not snowed on and received rain just one day.


The Arc de Triomphe, sitting inside the biggest traffic circle (aka "round-a-bout") that I've ever seen.


This large wheel sits at the Place de Concorde, at the top of the famous Champs-Élysées, looks down the street at Arc de Triomphe.
The obilesque is Egyptian and was brought back to France by a bloke you may have heard of, Napolean Bonaparte.


The "new" bridge, Pont Neuf, which opened for business in 1607.


That famous church on a little island in the Seine, Notre Dame. It's so much stone stacked so high, it's a wonder the island doesn't sink. We managed to visit on a reasonably quiet day, so only a full throng of tourists was there to share the moment with us.


Inside Notre Dame, this lone angel stands sentinal at the back of the main sanctuary.


Here's some of the folks standing guard on the outer walls of Notre Dame, some more intact than the others...


The "Big Three" from the Louvre: Mona Lisa, Winged Victory and the Venus de Milo.
For a humorous article by Mr. Art Buchwald on The Big Three, go here:


The Sacre Coeur Basilica, on top of the highest hill in the Montmartre region of Paris.


The Palace at the Luxemburg Jardin, on a beautiful December day.