The Pompidou centre in Paris is an incredible building, with all its services on the outside, leaving space for all the exhibitions inside.
I really loved the escalators in step-like tubes up the side of the walls.
Inside, fittingly, is a fabulous collection of modern art, I loved the 20th centrury pieces, not so keen on the 21st century work... too weird for my taste.
Later in the day we decided to visit Arc du Triomphe after dark!
I must admit, climbing the 284 stairs was tiring, but I only needed a couple of brief rests on the way up!
The view from the top was glorious, as it was raining, the reflection of the city lights from the roads made all the difference.
The Eiffel Tower could only be seen up to half way as the top was in the low clouds.
On returning to the ground, the eternal flame was lit over the tomb of the unknown soldier, in front of the view down the Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde.
Another landmark site visited in this great capital.