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Hour cruise down the river Seine…

We had bought our tickets on the internet early for an afternoon cruise.  We weren’t sure what it was going to be like, but decided an hour of not walking would probably be worth it at some point.  We had open tickets so we could go  any day.  We were waiting for a good combination of weather and tiredness, and …

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The biggest attraction in Paris…

It’s the Louvre!  It is a giant royal palace that was built over the course of 700 years.  Now it is a gallery containing a bit of everything. J and I were a bit disappointed in in the quality and number of impressionist works.  It didn’t help that several dozen rooms of french paintings were closed, so that could be …

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Versailles is a shithole…

Yes indeed.  The purpose built estate for the sun king of france, the emperor, is quite a shithole.  It didn’t need to  be a shithole, but is was.  It really ruined the day.  We got on the RER C headed out of downtown Paris.  The trip was fairly quick, maybe 30 minutes. We got off the train and walked with …

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Church day…

We visited a couple of the major churches in Paris today.  We visited Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, and the Pantheon.  We tried to visit St. Etinne today as well, but it was closed for Monday. We walked to Notre Dame from a metro stop to the north and we were rewarded with some great views of both the island the …

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Musee d’Fridgerator

I love impressionist landscapes and the collections here in Paris are like no other city. Here are a few of my (J’s) favorites. After each collection I eagerly await the gift shop hoping to score some inexpensive prints for framing but I have been surprised with how few painting have be reproduced. What they do have is…….. magnets of the …

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Stay vigilent: There is a bandaid out there somewhere

Today we went to the D’Orsay and L’Oranagie, to impressionist painting powerhouses while it poured with rain. We dodged swirling puddles amoungst the cobble stones and shook of the white sand from our shoes. The only plus was the wet pavement highlighted for K the discarded bandaid in the crosswalk to our metro stop I have been steering him around …

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Lots of impressionist walking…

We did a ton of walking today as we explored the Musee d’ Orsay and the Musee de l’ Orangerie.  We spent the largest portion of our time looking at the various impressionist works held by both museums.  The line to get into the Orsay was about 20 minutes long, even with our museum pass, which in this case did …

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More views from the top of the Arc…

Jennifer with a model pose Sacre Coeur on the hilltop at Montmartre Some type of Tower One of the many streets in this big ol; round-about Eiffel Tower at night Eiffel Tower at night with sparkles