Sunday, 31 January 2010

Eleven: La Nuit Blanche

So I did more than just White Night in Paris... but I had been looking forward to that for days!  Or a day.  Ever since I'd learned what it was, and that it would be my last night in the City of Lights!  Perfect.

I started out at L'Arc de Triomphe again, and worked my way back into town.  I had to do some shopping for my niece and nephew, and they needed very chic clothes from the most famous shopping street in Europe.

Mainly, though, I just poddled around, soaking up as much of the city as I possibly could.

Another lovely Paris colour scheme.

Enjoying one last gelato... I am not even going to mention how many I enjoyed during my stay.

Kristianna met me at Notre Dame, and we were off into La Nuit Blanche!

We stopped for a wee break on our way to check out the disco ball and festivities in the Luxembourg Gardens.

The line was too darn long.  We'd have waited all night and still not gotten in.  So I don't know what was happening in there... but it was a madhouse out here.

I absolutely have to see this again-- the light show on the Tower.  On the hour, every hour, for ten mintues.  I only caught the last bit of it.  It was so pretty, though!

 the lights of the eiffel tower...

the shadows the boats threw as the drifted along the seine...

and finally, the crazy, crazy crowds

And the beacon shines out, calling me back...


Barb said...

It's calling me too! Thanks for posting the video of the tower in lights - wow! Does that happen every night or only during la nuite blanche? I am SO ready to go there!!!!

Amie Vaughan said...

i think it's every night, on the hour. i think. i totally want to see it again. but i would go back in october again for la nuit blanche. it was brilliant.