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The Rhone through Provence


sunny 72 °F

I am back to Europe along with a childhood friend to cruise with AMA Waterways on the only river in Europe that I have not cruised on - the Rhone. I met up with my buddy at Dulles Airport for our flight to Paris. United has opened a spectacular Polaris Club in terminal C for international business class travelers. The only club that I have been in which is better is the Qatar Air club in Doha, which is huge.

We arrived in Paris early in the morning and checked into our hotel which is part of the Gare de Lyon train station. After a shower and a nap, we headed to the Eiffel Tower - the appropriate place to start an adventure in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Locally nicknamed "La dame de fer" (French for "Iron Lady"), it was constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the centerpiece of the 1889 World's Fair. Although initially criticized by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, it has since become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower received 5,889,000 visitors in 2022, up by 197 percent from 2021, when numbers dropped due to the COVID virus. The Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument with an entrance fee in the world: 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015. It was designated a monument historique in 1964, and was named part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.


Posted by rpickett 11:22 Archived in France Tagged paris

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WOW, The property is really nice.

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