All about Museums!
Paris has some of the most amazing museums with world famous art!
Crazy big place!
With our Paris Museum Pass we skipped the lines and got inside pretty fast.
J has trouble with stairs so we used as many elevators and escalators as possible
Of course I needed a picture to prove I was here!
Once inside we got our map
The Louvre covers art from the Ancient World to 1850
I must say once inside it took us a while to figure out where we were and where we wanted to go. Very confusing! This might have been one place that a tour guide might have been worthwhile.
That said we did find the things we wanted to see!
You know I'm a glass gal and this collection of cobalt was amazing!
We were allowed to take photos in the Louvre as long as we did not use a flash
Ancient glass for the Greeks!
This was one of my favorite displays
The building itself is amazing!
Of course we had to see this painting
The Mona Lisa
I didn't take that many photos since I just really wanted to enjoy the experience
The sculptures were some of my favorites also!
We spent several hours and really enjoyed it.
The Louvre is somewhere I've dreamed of visiting since I was a teenager and to finally be there was amazing. You could of course spend days looking but we felt like we made the most of our few hours there!
We ended the day with a cup of...
The most amazing hot chocolate!
Like a candy bar in a cup!
It started to rain so home on the bus and in for the night.
We had quiche for dinner in the apt.
Rain, Rain, Rain
Joletta had done so much walking at the Louvre that she needed a day of rest. My plan was to see the other two museums on my list!
I took the bus and walked one block to
This museum houses French art from 1848 - 1914 including my favorite Impressionism
This museum is housed in the old train station
No photos allowed
I did snap this photo inside of the clock.
It was amazing! I saw so many famous paintings and artists! Renoir, Manet, Degas, Monet, Gauguin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec and so many more!
To show you some of my favorites I bought some post cards.
This is the inside of the museum.
Degas - Danseuses Bleues
Both of these are Claude Monet
I love the top painting, The Magpie
and the bottom is Le Dejeuner
Vincent Van Gogh
Amazing colors, stunning!
My next stop was the
Musee De L'Orangerie
It was about a 15 minute walk from D'Orsay
Rainy and windy I crossed the Seine on this foot bridge. Covered with locks of love!
I thought this would be fun if you were in Paris with the one you Love!
Again my museum pass got me right in without standing in line (in the rain I might add)
Well worth the price for this pass!
A small museum but worth the visit for the wonderful Monet Water Lilies
Again no photos
I bought these water lilie earrings at the gift shop
I have worn them already and love them
A great reminder of Paris and the museums
I bought Tiger this great book. It will expose him to some great art works on his level. We will have fun reading this.
As I walked back across the Seine and caught my bus back to the apt, nothing could stop me from smiling. Rain in Paris is still more gorgeous then rain anywhere else. Even the Eiffel Tower is lovely in its cloud of rain!
So ends day 10!