Later start than normal after the late night last night. Today we were joined by Ann's brother Greg and his wife Carolyn. We decided to take a bus tour, hop off hop on outfit that covered nine places of interest around Paris. Very cold today and met them under the Eiffel tower. The queues that that were 300 metres long as two of the pillars were out of action. Decided to give it a miss and found out later that the big attractions are best visited after four each day or first thing in the morning. We went around a couple of stops but in photos you will see a reference to Marie Antionette where she was beheaded. Passed by Pont Neuf which is the oldest bridge in Paris. First stop was Notre Dame which when we arrived mass was going on. Which was lucky for me I went to mass made a donation and saw a confessional. Amazing church a little bit bigger than St Joeys in Warrnambool and no Chinese takeaway over the road. Really great how they built these places so long ago. I couldn't understand how the churchgoers could concentrate on what was going on with all the cameras flashing then again I had trouble concentrating when there was nothing going on. Had lunch at a little restaurant that exist about every 30 metres in Paris and one thing I will say is that they never seem to serve up a meal that is actually hot! Anyway it was nice and not to expensive. From there we next stopped at the Champs Élysées . Was hoping to ride a bike down there with a yellow jacket however it was more a feat crossing the road than winning the Tour De France. More climbing as we climbed what seemed an eternity to the top. I felt better when I got there and there were younger lads than myself having a spell. Fantastic views down the Champs Élysées and of the city but unbeknown to me at the time another site would be better. The Champs Élysées is a very busy little though fare and at the arc 12 roads come into a roundabout creating chaos. I took a video as we rounded the arc and cars just go everywhere. The even park on the corner of an intersection! By this time it was about 4.30 so hopped off bus and took underground out to Sacre Couer. Railway system very good and is colored coded so even some people I know would find it easy. Trains run on time and if you have to get off be quick as they are stay 30 seconds. Arrive at station Anvers and no yet more steps to climb. 130 metres to the Sacre Couer. Reached the top and fantastic views probably the best in Paris. Entered the church and just about to take first photo of amazing paintings in the dome of church when a security guard grabbed me. I was a second to late as I was about to fire. Silence and no photos in this province. Did a circuit of the church and hard to believe how they built these churches. Then went for a stroll around Montmartre and it was easy to believe why this area was a murderous site back in the 1800's. I remember studying this during the French revolution. The little narrow cobblestone paths were filled with markets and artists. A little square was full of artists wanting to do caricatures or paintings of people. But glad I was here in 2012! Ride back on underground and got home around 7.00. Election day here today but seemed like an ordinary day to me as voting is not compulsory.