Volney Opera Hotel
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... wealthy citizens. The museum houses the majority of artifacts and historical documents pertaining to the French Revolution, especially around the storming of the Bastille. Although there were only 7 prisoners in the Bastille at the time, they were symbolic of the oppression of the aristocracy. The prison cell keys, were on display as well as the declarations of independence and portraits of the revolution leaders. It is a huge and interesting museum with entry by ...
... businesses and the people get to know you, they have wonderful ways of showing their appreciation for your loyalty.
At the Friday Market for the first time we tried the African stall with its freshly prepared fried-on-the- spot little ravioli-like bundles of uniquely spiced tiny peas and other finely ...
... funicular that will take us up to Sacre Coeur. We wander the streets of Montmartre, going round in circles once but who cares? Well David actually, when he complains "I need to know how much further it is, my ankle is killing me!" So much for him never complaining, and the day has just started. I take back all the compliments I have given him in my past entries!
Montmartre is adorable. It is just so....French!! Cute little shoe shops ...
... until our return flight to stop in a store and get my souvenir. We found our gate with no trouble and waited for our next short flight to Paris.
Last flight left a little late and we got in about 10 minutes late but it was another relatively smooth flight. This aircraft was not full so I shared my section of 3 with only one other person. We landed in Paris, got our bags, grabbed a quick sandwich ...
... after visiting St Remy, where he was institutionalised, and discovering his sad story, we regretted not seeing it. I'm still not big into his work and I don't understand how his sunflowers could sell for millions, but I do like some of it. We saw 'Noon - Rest From Work', which grabbed Mum's attention last year, and I also liked 'Starry Night Over the Rhone'. We walked through the Impressionists hall and David was slightly more impressed than me, before checking out the clock. Musee ...