Thursday was France's national holiday - the equivalent of our 4th of July. The day is always marked with a military parade on the Champs Elysees. We didn't make it to the parade, but awoke to the sound of the jets streaking overhead.
Later we went to the nearby Place de la Nation to check out the tanks and other vehicles on display for the public.
You can see that kids like to climb all over over these things. .