The Eiffel Tower and Surrounds

Firstly, if there are any native French speakers reading this – is the above translation of the title correct? Feel free to tell me if it’s wrong!

We had amazing weather in Paris today so I went for a super long walk (around 7km) from my apartment past the Le Champ de Mars, La Tour Eiffel and then across the river and through Le Trocadéro and back again. I think it was the most blue sky I have seen since I first got here about a month ago. I can’t wait until it gets warmer and hopefully we have a lot more days like this one 🙂

Also, I walked past a huge protest today (Le Manif Pour Tous) and got a lot of great photos but I decided to have a look at French street photography law before I put them up (because there were a few pictures of people who might have been under 18). Sure enough, it seems you have to have written permission from the subject of the photo before you publish that image. I just wanted to know if this law is seriously enforced in France and if any other bloggers have had issues with this? It’s a bit confusing because I have seen heaps of bloggers post street photography featuring people in Paris and I can’t imagine they would have received written permission from all of them. If anyone could help with this it would be greatly appreciated!




View of La Tour Eiffel from Le Champ de Mars (the Field of Mars ).





The above four photos were all taken from Avenue de la Bourdonnais (beautiful architecture and interesting views of the tower abound!).


Le Musée de Quai Branly (housing indigenous art from Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas) with its mur végétal (vertical garden).


Flame of Liberty Memorial at the place de l’Alma.


Tributes to Lady Diana who died in a car accident in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.


Le Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (Paris’ fashion museum).



The iconic view of La Tour Eiffel from the Trocadéro.


6 thoughts on “The Eiffel Tower and Surrounds

  1. The translation of the title is correct, but in french words are not in capitals, only proper nouns are.
    Yes, truly amazing weather in Paris !
    Concerning street photography with people on it, I think it’s as elsewhere : you might need a permission if you take a photgraph of a single (unknown) person or a small group of persons, but you couldn’t get a permission from a huge amount of people in a protest movement …

    1. Thank you very much for answering my questions! 🙂 Mmm I might just keep the photos to myself because there are shots where there are only one or two young people in them and they are easily identifiable. It’s a shame but I don’t want to get in trouble haha

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