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I bought "un carnet" a book of metro & bus tickets and we were off to see Paris. We first went to the Museum Marmottan Monet to see impressionism paintings. It was gorgeous. The museum was in a quiet part of Paris next to a park. The building used to be a hunting lodge - an extravagant one- of Paul Marmottan. When he died in 1932, the house & collection was given to L'Académie ...
... olives, strawberries and cookies, After lunch we walked through the rose garden area and headed out to the Louvre for a 2 hour visit. Lots to see but not enough time! After t.he Louvre we walked to Notre Dame where a mass was in progress. Beautiful music and incense created a memorable experience for us. Next was a walk around the Latin ...
... Eiffel Tower and see if we could climb it. As it turned out the train that would take us the 2km was broken so we ended up walking and when we got there the lines were way too long. We fortunately were able to take a bus back the 4km to Notre Dame where we were meeting Max's brother & sister-in-law (Glen & Di) for a meal. We met up without incident and had a lovely meal together ... I got my French Onion Soup and Max enjoyed his ...
Now you would think that 2 rather large landmarks should be easy to find but true to form, we got lost. We would see it in the distace, start heading in that direction but lose sight of it when walking down the streets. Then the next time we'd see it we would be walking in the wrong direction. It didn't seem to matter that we had 2 maps! As we started to get closer, our sense of direction seemed to improve and in no time at all we ...
... sides or the Rive Gauche/Rive Droite sides was always spectacular, with sights like the the Musee d'Orsay, Hotel de Ville, the bridges, the Conciergerie, the booksellers and all the other quintessential sights of Paris will always stay with you.
The award for most significantly over-rated tourist attraction: Sacre Coeur.
Award for most significantly under-rated tourist attraction - Pere Lachaise cemetery