|Steps leading up to Sacre Coeur at Montmartre|
|Love this gargoyle|
|Difficult time of day to take a shot of the basilica|
|Streets of Montmartre|
Ventured to some street markets. Fruit and veg were so much cheaper than our local greengrocer. We felt safer in a crowd of Negros and Arabs than at the tourist attractions where we'd always been very mindful of our belongings. It was obvious that we were tourists as every time we passed a fake La Coste shirt seller they approached me. So busy too. Long trip back by metro to Cluny La Sorbonne and the five minute walk home. Miky cooked gnocci and some meat we'd purchased. Such delicious food. After dinner she went out for a coffee.
|Dirty streets around St Denis|
|The dirty streets are cleaned up quite quickly|
|Inside the basilica at Saint Denis|
|Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette|
|The missus and Marie Antoinette|
|Crowd building for Bastille Day fireworks at Champ de Mars|
|Fireworks on the Eiffel Tower|
|Yet more fireworks|
Missed the first train as it was full. Got the next one OK. When we reached a full station there was a groan from the passengers but a cheer at a practically empty station.
Reached my train station at 12:54 am only to find that the last train had run. Thank goodness I had a street map with me or I'd never have made it home the two stations that I needed to walked (went in opposite direction to home initially). Arrived home at 1:30 am. Great experience.
|The crowd waiting to use the metro. Forty minutes wait from here just to enter the station.|
|Packed in like sardines|