Paris: Day Four

Day four began with a very long line at the Musee D’Orsay, where many of the French impressionist paintings are displayed. It was well worth the wait! The building itself, a former train station, is a work of art. So much beauty in one building. We spent most of the morning and early afternoon enjoying the works of Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, Manet, Seurat and many, others.

Because we spent so much time there, we decided to skip Versailles (I know!) and we went back to Montmartre for some food and souvenir shopping.

Now, we are all packed and ready for our flight to Rome in the morning.

By the way, Have I mentioned how much wine we’ve been drinking? LOTS!! Vive La France!

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Paris: Day Two

Day two started with a minivan tour of the city. It was only seven people and the tour guide. He showed us all the main sites and we got a better sense of the city. Then back to our room for a quick nap.

We then walked to the Hotel Des Invalides. It was a military hospital and is now a museum which houses Napoleon’s tomb. Then back to our room for another quick nap.

For dinner, we went to Montmartre, which is what what you would imagine Paris to look like. It has the narrow cobbled stone streets, filled with shops and cafes. We ate delicious food at a small restaurant, drank French wine, and walked through the large Basilica of the sacred heart (Sacre Coeur) during the Palm Sunday services.

On the way back, we had trouble finding our hotel…again. Are you noticing a couple of patterns here?

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