Close-up of the relief on Arc de Triomphe.
Arc de Triomphe, taken from the edge of the round-about near the subway exit.
Decorations of the many bridges around Paris.
Close up of the nice sculpture at one of the bridges.
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Paris from the top of Eiffel Tower.
Interior of Musée d'Orsay, one of the most well-known art galleries around the world. This building was formerly a train station.
Inside the Notre Dame. This scene depicts one of the French kings paying his respects.
Sculptures lined along the entrace to the Notre Dame, which is one of the finest example of Gothic architecture.
A better view of the intricate rosary window and flying buttresses.
The outside of Notre Dame. The 'flat' towers at the front were not by design, but result of running out of funds!
Evening sky in Paris. This was taken after dinner, and I had to quickly cross the road to reach one of the bridges across Seine.
One of my favourite pieces by the Impressionist artist, Renoir. Not in Musée d'Orsay, by the way.
The "Kiss", by Rodin, one of my favourite sculptors - who incidentally is not only known for his art works but also tumultuous love life. This was taken at the Rodin House, which was not mentioned in my edition of Lonely Planet guide to western Europe.
The Gate of Hell by Rodin. The "Thinker" sits atop this bronze piece, in the centre.
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Sculpture of Louis XIV, the Sun King, at the entrance to Versailles, which is about 1 hour train journey from Paris.