Parisian Monuments from the Ferris Wheel at the Tuileries Garden

Big Wheel of the Tuileries GardensWhen I got onto the Ferris wheel, I knew I’d have vertigo—not just from the height, but also from the 360° view.

Upthere, you are way beyond the buildings on the Rue de Rivoli—you are rubbing shoulders with the Sacré-Coeur, the Opéra, and the Centre Pompidou.

You are in a transparent cabin that allows up to four people to get drunk on an unforgettable view of Paris.  On a clear day you can clearly see the towers of the world renown financial center of La Défense, including  the round dome of the CNIT convention center and the Grande Arche opening out onto the horizon.

On the right bank is Montmartre, and closer by, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, and Champs Elysées stretching away from the obelisk on the Place de la Concorde.

On the other side of the Seine, the Left Bank beckons with a breathtaking view of the erstwhile train station that has now become the Musée d’Orsay; the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower loom on the horizon.

Perhaps the most stunning view, however, is looking down on the Cour Carrée of the Louvre, the pyramid and the Tuileries Garden from up high, like a bird.
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