We met up at St Pierre des Corps station at about 7.15 with just time for a coffee before we boarded the TGV. By booking in advance we were able to travel First Class to Gare Montparnasse for a little over £40.
We’d decided on our itinerary which was basically to take the metro to Montmartre and then to buy an ‘on/off’ open top bus ticket which would take us to the main sights. We’d all been to Paris before so weren’t really interested in joining the long queues on the tourist trail.
So that’s what we did and this is what we saw – you get a very different perspective from the top of a bus than you get from ground level. I'll warn you that on a travelling bus you don't get chance to line up the shot or to take it again if it isn't quite right. Still, a lot of fun was had in the taking!
The Sacre Coeur minus the pushy sales people selling trashy gifts. Inside, Gaynor didn't see the 'no photographs' sign and was told off!
Paintings on the side of a building.
Gaynor stood up then the bus jerked causing another wonky photograph - honest!
La Defence district in the background. Too much sky!
The leaning tower of Eiffel!
A different view of the Louvre. Where’s the glass pyramid?
to be continued …