I loved this river (Seine). It was so pretty and picturesque with its quaint bridges and the rising steeples and domes from all of the cool buildings behind.
Here sits Rodin's The Thinker. We didn't have time to go into the Rodin Museum but I have always wanted to see it. Unfortunately, this is the only view that I got--as we were driving by in a big ol' bus on our way to the Eiffel.
I couldn't resist taking the irony of snapping a couple pictures of the french poodles in France.
We also couldn't resist eating lunch at the "Boulanger" Patissier. Mmmmm! A croque-monsieur is a hot ham and cheese (typically emmental or gruyère) grilled sandwich. Very yummy! As a little side the two men standing closest to me noticed me taking a picture and hammed it up pretty good as if they were my focus. Wave to Jeff. Can you see him waiting in line?
The Tuileries Garden is a huge public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde. Our hotel was directly across from the Tuileries Gardens so we had a great central location to roam from. We even had a birdseye view of the rioting Ivory Coast natives that rioted outside our hotel. The riot police-a bunch of them- were camped out in the street for a good portion of the night. Evidently Pres. Sarcozi lives somewhere close by and so the demonstrators marched as close to his place as they could get then came up our street on their way to the Place de la Concorde which is historically where demonstrators and rioters tend to gather.