Paris is a long distant memory from my childhood but I can still recall a trip to the Louvre museum. It was of course very crowded and we just had to see the Mona Lisa like so many others. The painting was smaller than expected and the large gathering of tourist made it hard to even get close enough to really see the painting but it was a thrill just the same. We also had the opportunity to take in the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower. I recall having to switch elevators once or twice which seemed to get progressively smaller as you approached the top. I am sure the view of the city was spectacular but to be honest I do not remember it well-mostly I remember the climb down the stairs from the top.