May 8th is not a holiday in the US, but it is in France and elsewhere in Europe. Rightfully so! It's called V-E Day or Victory in Europe Day, for on this day in 1945, the United States and Great Britain celebrated the defeat of the Nazi war machine.
The German troops at last laid down their weapons and surrendered. More than 13,000 British POWs were released and returned to Great Britain! Perhaps we should all take note of this significant date in history.
I love Paris in the Springtime! So goes Cole Porter’s song first published in 1953. As HIGH season gets into full swing in Paris, I thought I’d add my thoughts about best HAUTE PARIS/UP HIGH VIEWS in Paris.
While Paris is a city best enjoyed (per the opinion of this traveler) by foot at “see level”, there’s much to also be enjoyed, appreciated, and soaked in from a variety of angles ABOVE the Champs Elysees, above the rue Rivoli, above the Boulevards Haussmann, and St. Michel, and above some famous monuments.
Here are seven Paris views from above I’d recommend:
Enjoy strolling Paris and don’t miss looking down and over it. The rooftops are fantastic and the streets are a marvelously monumental maze of movement. You can also see Paris by taking one of our tours shown on our Paris tours page.
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