Hotel des Tuileries
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I spent the morning in the flat, working. It was okay because it was raining outside. In the early afternoon (around 12:30pm), we walked to the Musee D'Orsay. There was already a line, but Carol has a membership, so I was able to at least get to the ticket office without waiting in line.
The Museum is lovely on the inside, with the high, rounded ceiling and lots of glass. But it is also difficult to negotiate, with stairways, escalators, and hallways ...
... great to sit down after our ride up the hill in very salubrious surroundings with charming waiters. Eventually we dragged ourselves away, down the 59 floors and headed back to the hotel.
We had returned our bikes to a nearby bank, so we decided to walk home, which turned out to be about a half hour walk, but it was good to explore this area of Paris a bit more. After refreshing ourselves and having a bit ...
... nights of the trip so far! After a romatinc dinner and bottle of wine at L'Arc we walked back to our hotel and packed to leave for Amsterdam the next day! ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ABOUT PARIS - We left Zurich and Munich which were going through somehwat of a rainy spout so of course when we arrive in Paris they are going through a heat wave like no other. The streets were clean and actually fairly easy to naivgate, for such a large city we felt like we really saw a lot of it. We were ...
... deeply. These cathedrals were built on a grand scale, symbolically reaching toward the heavens. You can't help but to look up and wonder, whatever your beliefs.
After walking through the cathedral we headed back for some more Berthillon Ice Cream (or glaces). Nick went with the peach and melon sorbet and I have to admit it was a fine choice, especially on such a hot day! We enjoyed our ice cream walking along the Seine on our way ...
... Monet allegedly picked such an out of the way spot when he saw the property advertised for sale as his train went past. As we had an organised tour we were able to avoid having to queue to get in and went straight to the entry to the gardens. Their are two principle garden areas - the lilies water garden which is Japanese inspired, and a flower garden called Clos Normand which is right next to the Monet homestead. All are ...
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