Some of the pieces of the border on the top fit in more than one spot so I had to just build from the bottom and sides in and up. Also, since there are pretty much only 3 colors to the puzzle it makes it that much more challenging.
As with other Dowdle puzzles this one is very good but I do have a couple of criticisms
There is no variety of piece shape - every piece is the same, the classic 'H', I find that it makes the puzzle more interesting to have different ones.
Also, alas, there are no jumping fish in this one!
I bought this as Christmas present for my daughter who had been to Paris that fall. We finally put it together during the stay-at-home orders. It was so challenging with all the similar gold and blue and all the odd shaped pieces and it is so beautiful put together. I think we'll frame it. We did loose one piece though. Can't find it anywhere. I may call for a replacement. Thanks for such beautiful puzzles.
One of the most challenging I've done. Passed the time during this horrible pandemic.Started 2 weeks ago, finished this 2years to the day that we were in Paris.
This was our favorite puzzle yet. Loved all the different shapes and sizes of the pieces. Challenging.