Hotel Pax Opera
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... t open - how rude! Don't they know I enjoy a champagne breakfast? We snapped away taking loads of pics and then started the venture back to the bottom. We then headed to a local supermarket for some goodies for a picnic. Delicious fresh baguettes, ham, cheese, and of course some bubbly. We took our picnic and had a feast in the park in front of the Eiffel tower. This was such a perfect moment for me; just relaxing in the beautiful weather, wine in ...
In Paris we made it our mission to do the free walking tour. We saw everything that we needed to see by doing it this way and they are generally pretty good. Our guide was annnooooyyyyyiiiinnngggg so typically I tuned out but we managed to see the Notre Dame cathedral, Eiffel tower, arc de triomphe, and all the other bits and bobs that Paris has to offer.
The pick pockets in around the champ d'elysee and Eiffel tower were rife. ...
We leave the Cathredral (avoiding, of course, the lineup for the ridiculously overpriced elevator for the belltowers) to find a bit of lunch. More baguettes, as it were. Close to our patio cafe we see the lines of souveneir shops and stop in for a moment as my dad selects gifts for friends and family. The amount of hilarious hats alone is worth the visit. There does seem to be, though, ...
... one museum. We also viewed a Rodin exhibit that included one title Entrance to Hell, it reminded me of a town in west Texas I ofter refer to as the Entrance to the Gates of Hell. Eventually we headed to the 5th floor where they have all the Impressionist paintings and spent at least 2 hours going through this part of the museum. These are some of my favorite artists, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, and of course one of ...
... And I think the reason I like impressionist art so much, is that I like looking at the detail close up. It amazes me how the painters can create such vivid pictures using random-like brush strokes. I was very moved.
Unfortunately I can’t post any pictures from the Orsay, photos are no longer allowed. But you can go check out my blog from three years ago if you’re really interested:
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pax Opera Paris
free Internet, clean place, very close to metro, reasonable place.
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