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Trip To Paris France - Day 3

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If you haven't read the previous parts,  
  1. How to Prepare for a Trip To Paris
  2. Trip To Paris France - Day 1
  3. Trip To Paris France - Day 2

Day 3: Les Quatre Temps and Views From Top Of Eiffel Tower

Visiting the fashion capitol of the world and not buying anything does not sound sensible. I really really wanted to buy something, may be a purse or a dress or something. Of course we are on budget and wanted to limit my spending. 

paris lit up
 Paris getting lit up at night.

Shop at Les Quatre Temps:

Finding a shop/mall that gives a great deal is next to impossible at Paris. After doing extensive research, my husband found a shopping mall almost very far from the city, Les Quatre Temps. We decided to give it a try. So, on the third day our morning plan was to visit this mall. This shopping center was connected to La Défense metro station.

Even in this mall it was difficult to find a good deal. I actually wanted to buy a handbag. But could not find anything that was less than €100.  I felt it was not ‘worth’ it. So ended up not buying any handbag. I did however, find a good deal at a store (closing sale). So I ended up buying a skirt. That was it for shopping :(. We completely forgot to explore La Grande Arche de La Defense, which was very close this shopping mall and a modern take on ‘Arc’, which geographically aligns with Arc de Triomphe and Louvre Museum.

After having some tit-bits to eat at the mall, we returned to our hotel room and for the first time we got some rest. We slept for a couple of hours and were fresh for the Eiffel Tower visit. Being smart this time, we left early around 4:30 p.m. 

Where to buy Eiffel Tower tickets:

If you observe the Eiffel tower, it has three levels. You can purchase tickets to any of the three levels. Of course when you are visiting, you should go to the top. You may buy the elevator tickets online as well. There are audio tour apps available too.

Views from top of Eiffel Tower:

View of Champ de Mars from Eiffel Tower:

View of Champ de Mars from Eiffel Tower

View of Palais de Chaillot with La Défense in the background from the Eiffel Tower:

View of Palais de Chaillot

Miniature replication of the top of Eiffel Tower where this picture was taken:

top of Eiffel Tower

View of Musée du Louvre from Eiffel Tower:

Musée du Louvre from Eiffel Tower

View of Arc de Triomphe from Eiffel Tower:

Arc de Triomphe from Eiffel Tower

Paris slowly started to lit up at night:

paris lit up

Eiffel Tower lit up at night:

Eiffel Tower lit up at night

So, if at all you plan to visit Paris. Make sure you go to the top most level.
Hope you enjoyed the pics. Coming up the last day of France tour in the next part. Wait to see some of the beautiful pictures of the country side of France.

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