Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
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Today we started at Musee d'Orsay. The building itself was Paris' first train station and has a large wall clock typical of a central station. The building interior is surprising contemporary yet houses one of the largest impressionist collections in the world. We particularly enjoyed Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet and Cezanne (no photos allowed in the museum). The Rodin bronzes were ...
... get on..... Our group ended up spread across 4 trains and it was still a tight squeeze! Once back in the suburb of Republique, we went back to the hotel for a quick shower before dinner. Dinner was at a gourmet seafood restaurant- but we didn't get given any seafood in our meals! We had potato salad: which was gross, spaghetti with chicken: which was alright and apple pie: which was gross! But the bread on the tables was ...
... over to the Tuileries. This is a huge park and garden however the end closest to the Louvre was where the Tuileries palace stood, this structure was destroyed during the Franco-Prussian War.
That was it for the day, a lot of excitement then a whole lot of nothing. Tomorrow we go to St. Chappelle and the Eiffel tower, why do I feel like this is deja vu.
... sure the French doors are always kept closed and we watch her like a hawk at all times.
Now that we've moved in, the plan for the weekend is:
1. Explore our new neighborhood
2. Check out the park (Bois de Boulogne) thats just 3 blocks away and perhaps do a run there tomorrow
3. Unpack the majority of our stuff
4. Try out the metro and figure out my route for Monday
5. Prepare for work
My feet were beginning to feel a little bit sore by Tuesday morning, so I decided to use the Batobus to begin my travels that day, as well as for seeing the Paris lights in the evening.
I still had a half hour walk to the Eiffel Tower to catch the Batobus, and bought myself a day ticket, valid for the entire day until midnight.
It was a glorious sunny, cold morning when I hopped on board to cruise the Seine ...