I’ve visited Paris a couple of times now but I have never got round to visiting the beautiful Grande Mosquée de Paris so I was excited to be able to finally visit.
The first thing that struck me when I arrived were the armed police officers standing near the Mosque. Given the aftermath of the November 14th attacks I guess it was to be expected, but I really did not anticipate the amount of police presence there was going to be and in all honesty it was quite intimidating given the huge guns they were holding. But once I got over the initial shock, I found the police officers to be rather quite nice.
I arranged to have lunch with a friend in the restaurant next door before visiting the Mosque and once we had finished here’s what I got to see.
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For my second visit to Paris I met up with my family during my year abroad studying. We arrived at night and everyone was roaming the streets dressed up in their Halloween costumes. There was an incredible buzz in the city one I had not experienced the first time I had visited. If you are ever going to visit Paris then Halloween is the time to do it!
The morning after we woke up to this view from our hotel room…
You can see the River Seine and the headquarters of Radio France in the centre of the photo.
The hotel was walking distance from the Eiffel Tower.
Military museum- where you can see the tomb of Napoleon
Hôtel des Invalides
Place de la Concorde- where the French kings and queens were guillotined during the French Revolution.
Académie Nationale de Musique/ National Music AcademyLe Louvre
Assemblé Nationale/The National Assembly
View from the Arc de Triomphe overlooking the Champs Elysée
and last but not least… Disneyland!