View from Montparnasse Tower
Love Locks, Pont de l’Archevêché
Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro
Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe
Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons is a hot air balloon festival held every two years in the Lorraine region of north-east France.
Earlier in the festival, the world record for greatest mass ascent of hot air balloons was broken with 433 balloons, beating their own record set in 2013.
Unfortunately the balloons were cancelled on the first evening I went.
After waking up at 4am the next morning, thankfully the balloons were on! (And it was a lot less crowded.)
The baskets are brought in one by one on trailers, then the balloons are unrolled and inflated while lying sideways.
The most hilarious balloon was the rooster. It was making non-stop crowing noises. “Cock-a-doodle-doo!”
My favourite balloon was the château.
Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its many architectural monuments
Quinta da Regaleira Palace
Castle of the Moors
Pena National Palace
Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of continental Europe
Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district
Praça do Comércio
Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)
Ponte 25 de Abril with Cristo Rei (Christ the King) statue to the right
Baixa, reconstructed after the 1755 earthquake