Eiffel by Day and night, Monets garden, too early for the lilies but no disappointment and Versailles, true French style!
The air was still heavy on Tuesday as we headed to the tower to buy a ticket, hopeful of booking a night visit to the top level but as we stood in the queue we decided that as it had been the pattern for the last few days that the rain increased toward evening and we were here we may as well go up now. Marg had climbed the Harbour bridge where you just about have to check your shoes for pebbles stuck in the sole so we were amazed that you could go up the tower with all your belongings!
We also visited the Musee de Orsay where the impressionists were the highlight.
An almost fine day for our trip to Giverny and Versailles. The gardens of Monet are just fabulous as we hope the photos show, they are tended to preserve the pallet and grouped colour tones that Monet used so effectively in his work and we only wish we could visit every week over the next month to watch the colours change in all the budding blooms that we were just too early for.
Versailles raised the bar on Blenheim for sheer style, as no one seems to out do the French in that department, but the gardens less impressive from the short time we had to view them. Paris is not like London where a real effort is made in the garden.