Nous sommes à Paris! – We are in Paris! This was planned to be primarily visiting art museums but Friday's attacks are indeed overshadowing our plans.
We are installed in a small but exclusive flat next to Rue de Rivoli adjacent to the Louvre. A prime location for getting around in Paris. Lots of heavily armed soldiers and policemen in the streets. Very assuring.
The French President addressing the French Congress at Versailles tonight.
We took a long walk to the Louvre and followed the Seine to Place de la Concorde in order to breathe the Parisian air and enjoy the mild November evening.
Napoleon Bonaparte's triumphal arch in front of the Louvre.
The famous pyramid entrance to the Louvre.
Musée d'Orsay along the Seine. Eiffel Tower rotating top light scans the sky. 
Lovers' padlocks on the fence of the small bridge Passerelle de Solférino.
The Parisian wheel "Roue de Paris" on the Place de la Concorde.
The ancient Egyptian obelisk stand on Place de la Concorde.
L'Arc de Triomphe can be seen at the other end of Champs Elysées,
Evening traffic at Place de la Concorde.
Haut couture shop along Rue de Rivoli close to our flat.