Had a chance to revisit Paris again recently during gloomy cold weather before Christmas. The des Champs-Elysees street features a lively Christmas market and despite the gloomy weather there were lots of locals and tourists everywhere. At the end of the long avenue is a park that leads to the Louvre, and at the center next to the Fontaine des Mers is a large ferris wheel – the Roue de Paris, which features a nice way to see the center of Paris from above. It travels around the world, so it might not always be there, but if it is, it’s a nice way to get a different perspective of beautiful Paris.

 

Approaching the ferris wheel…

 

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

 

Near the Fontaine des Mers …

 

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

 

And up we go…

 

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

 

With grand views of Paris in all directions…

 

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

 

and then, if you head over to the Louvre through the park…

 

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

 

and finally, the once-criticized-now-turned-Paris-symbol Louvre structure…

 

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

Roue de Paris ferris wheel

 

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Can’t help it, I really like Ferris Wheels, even if they’re over-commercialized and over-priced. It does let you see a city in a whole new way.



Tags: city views; des Champs-Elysees; ferris wheel; Fontaine des Mers. Louvre; paris; park; Roue de Paris;


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