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L’Arc de Triomphe and the Jardin des Tuileries

L’Arc de Triomphe and the Jardin des Tuileries

This Sunday we were blessed with beautiful clear blue skies in Paris, and to make the most of this perfect weather, myself and two friends headed up the never-ending 284 steps to reach the top of L’Arc de Triomphe. It was both a triumph for us climbing all those steps, and a triumph to the city of Paris – Paris, you are breathtaking. From the top you can see the stunning views of France’s capital from 360 degrees. This is a definite must to anyone visiting Paris, and better yet, it’s free for those under 25! I will be coming back up the Arc de Triomphe, that is for sure. Next time I would love to the city when the sun begins to set. To finish off this magical day, we then strolled around the Jardin des Tuileries and watched the sun setting with sublime views of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

Some more photos from the day can be found on my flickr account: 





Taking in the breathtaking views onto of the Arc de Triomphe Laura and Kate on the Taking in the breathtaking views onto of the Arc de Triomphe






Kate taking in the sunset





This entry was posted in: Paris


Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.


  1. Nuala Gallagher says

    Hi Roisin Many thanks for breathtaking views via the Arc de Triumph.Your friends look happy. Are they from England? It is fearfully cold here to-day,. so sudden.So all the woollies are out!! Eileen says that the younger Mexican friend is not too well. Mum is busy sewing curtains.She is like you Roisin she can do anything?!! Keep warm & eat well Love Gran & grandpaxx


    • roisingrace says

      Belated reply to your message Granny – My friends are from New Zealand and America! I’m flying the British flag here out of my friends 🙂 It’s very cold here in Paris, and make sure you keep nice and warm too! Cannot wait to see you both over Christmas xx


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