AND. I could not believe the size of the engine out my window. :)
Here's Chris getting comfy in our seats before takeoff. We watched two movies each, then ate a pretty good meal and tried to sleep. It was pretty darn hard to sleep. We were either hot or cold, or being disturbed by someone, so we didn't get more than 3-4 hours.
We landed at 8am local time, and knew we needed to keep on our feet to beat jet lag. And boy, did we ever.
First, we walked a few blocks from the hotel and walked along the Seine river: Chris is below with the Museè de Orsay in the background.
The stained glass is breathtaking. This church was begun in the 1100's!! It really makes you feel how small you are in the scheme of things...
There were some great views from the top, 69 meters (about 210 ft) and 400 steps up:
And many, many narrow steep little steps. Our legs are jell-o.
Then it was over to the Arc de Triomphe.
And, with little foresight on my part in planning, we had a ton of more stairs to climb. 284 to be exact. But we were rewarded with more fabulous views of the city:
Tomorrow: the Louvre! And now: sleep!