Ponte De La Concorde, Paris│After a morning spent sightseeing on the L’Open Paris Bus Tour, we got off at The Louvre to admire some amazing architecture. We then wandering through the Jardin des Tuileries (aka Tuileries Gardens) and stopped for some lunch. If you haven’t picked up on it already, we are telling our travel as a story…. unfolding a little more each day. So here we are, posting our next stop on this day in Paris.
The Pont de la Concorde (“Bridge of Concord”) is an stone-arch bridge across the River Seine in Paris connecting the Quai des Tuileries at the Place de la Concorde (on the Right Bank) and the Quai d’Orsay (on the Left Bank). It has formerly been known as the Pont Louis XVI, Pont de la Révolution, Pont de la Concorde, Pont Louis XVI again during the Bourbon Restoration (1814), and again in 1830, Pont de la Concorde, the name it has retained to this day
After some pictures and fun at the Ponte de la Concorde, we walked through a long tall tree-lined path. Elijah had a lot of fun rolling around in the grass. He is such a good boy, sitting in his stroller for hours at a time sometimes. Whenever we get a chance to safely let him run around, then we try to do so. This area was perfect for that. We chased him around the trees, and zig-zagged across the long grass path.
Since we were walking in the direction of the Champs Élysées, and finally the Arc de Triomphe, we were quite thrilled when the Eiffel Tower appeared in the distance. This was our first moment seeing this infamous Paris structure… so, as you can imagine, we were pretty happy!
Although it was a cloudy day, and even a little chilly, we were pleasantly surprised by the dramatic clouds that seemed to make our first view of the Eiffel Tower all the more special!
Here is a full view of the Ponte De La Concorde…
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Those beautiful dark clouds in some of these pictures were a clear sign of rain on its way! Even though we had umbrellas, we didn’t want to get caught in a downpour. When the thunder started, we started to hurry along our path, looking for a place to “hide” in case the skies opened. Pushing a stroller and holding an umbrella – not very fun (and someone HAS TO get wet).
More on our Paris explorations tomorrow!