[Europe] Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro Gardens

by - December 07, 2015

"Paris is like a dead city on Sunday". That's what i read before i go to Paris. People said that most restaurant and shopping places are close on Sunday. I checked it before i go, and that's true. Only a few places open on this day, such as Eiffel Tower, Carrousel de Louvre, Tuileries, and Notre Dame Cathedral (of course because people must go to the church every Sunday).

Well, i made a plan to go to Eiffel Tower at Sunday morning. Before we went to Eiffel Tower, we went to Pont de Bir-Hakeim which located not far from Eiffel Tower. This place become famous because of Inception movie. After the movie was aired, many people love to take photos at this place, including me ^^

It took around 30 minutes to enjoy that place. I liked this place. I could see many peoples cycling and jogging across this bridge. And i also started to feel comfortable with the cold morning weather in Paris. The weather was gloomy at that day. After we satisfied taking pictures in Pont de Bir-Hakeim, drizzle began to fall. We ran into the pedestrian street, and walked to Eiffel Tower.

It only need 10 minutes to reach Eiffel Tower. However the rainfall became increasingly heavy, and we couldn't take a picture at the Eiffel tower. Luckily it was the time for lunch. We've made a reservation for lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel, so we had a place for shelter.

The Lift Ticket

By had a lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel, that means i had an access to use the elevator for go to the first floor of Eiffel Tower. It because the restaurant is located at the first floor. After lunch, i could walk at the first floor and enjoy the view of Paris.

The River Seine

The wind was blowing hard, and the weather also became increasingly cold after rain. Couldn't stand with the weather, we decided to go down and walked to Champ de Mars. This garden is located right under Eiffel Tower. We can take a good picture of Eiffel Tower at this place. However, the garden wasn't clean. I could see rubbish everywhere. Probably it because so many tourists had a picnic here.

From Eiffel Tower, we were walking to Trocadéro Gardens. It's located right after Seine River, if you walk from Eiffel Tower. But, before we reached Trocadéro, Aurelia asked me to play a carrousel. She really happy with that. Anyway, there's a photographer who took a picture of us when we played. And after the ride finished, we could ask them to print out the pictures. I forgot the price exactly, but it's quite expensive. Yeahhh, we're in a tourist place. But those pictures looks really good. So we decided to take that pictures.

Trocadéro is a famous public park with the fountain featuring 20 water jets. It was at 4 pm, and i saw it's really crowded there. There are several street performances that look interesting to watch. I thought it was a quite place, but it's not. Even i could see some kids swimming at the fountain.

We just stopped for a while to take pictures, and left that place by taking a "Metro" which located behind the building. The next stop is "Louvre"...

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