Paris Day Eight
Cloudy with a chance of rain
We decided with several days of rain ahead of us we would do our museum visits
First off was the Musee Rodin
It was an easy walk for us and that way we could see some more of the city!
This amazing building is Hotel de Invalides
which houses the Musee de l'Armee and Napoleon's Tomb
(I have not figured out how to get the French punctuation on my post...sorry)
We really enjoyed the view from here down the Avenue Mal Gallieni
The Grand Palais
This is where we are going today!
Oh wait, is that the Eiffel Tower?
I love how you can see it from all over Paris!
Here we are!
We decided to buy the Paris Museum Pass so we could skip the lines. Joletta bought only a two day pass as the only other museum she felt like she could see was the Louvre. I bought a four day pass so I could see the other museums on my must see list.
The lines were short here and so we got right in!
We started with the main permanent collection and then visited the gardens
We were allowed to take photos here as long as we did not use a flash. My photos do not do these gorgeous works of art justice at all.
I loved the reflection in the mirror of this piece
"The Thinker" although we saw several renditions of this piece in various sizes
Oh, who is that in that mirror??
"The Kiss" was encased so there was some glare on the photos, but it was an amazing piece
So hard to photograph, but this was one that really moved me...the arms are so gorgeous.
The hands really caught my eye!
So many amazing sculptures in the gardens
The back of the museum. This building is the mansion where Rodin lived.
Joletta resting. My cousin has some walking issues and had to rest often, but she was such a trooper and really enjoyed everything she was able to participate in!
I am so glad she went with me!
This sits in the inner courtyard
The tomb of Rodin sits under
On our walk back, I noticed that the leaves were starting to change
I loved this view of the Eiffel Tower
Hungry from our walk and museum visit we stopped at this cafe and found a sidewalk seat
Wonderful bread, water (in the wine bottle) and a aperitif
It was one of the plat de jour (I knew it was chicken) and it was delicious
A yummy tomatoes vegetable sauce with rice!
So ends day eight in Paris!
**Update: I have my luggage but it was damaged beyond repair...I am filing a claim on it. Contents were OK, and I am so grateful**