Last Day in Paris

Trip Start Oct 25, 2011
Trip End Oct 29, 2011

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Where I stayed
Holiday Inn Paris Auteuil
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of France  , Île-de-France,
Friday, October 28, 2011

Its the last day and we are loving Paris. It is definitely one of my favourite city. No, at this point - it is my favourite city.

First stop for the day is Musee D'orsay. I am not an arts buff nor do I know art. However, I do love the impressionistic art and I was told that the biggest collection is in Musee D'orsay. As usual the queue was long and I nearly wanted to just leave, impatient that I am but Chung said to just wait it out. An hour later and we were in . Chung wanted to stroll but I told him that being the last day, to just get to the point i.e the impressionistic art at the top floor. And what a collection it was - Renoir, Monet, Gogh, Gaugain, Manet, Degas,,,, All the paintings and the painters I loved were there . Certainly to me , it was better than the Louvre.

Then it was time for me to look for that elusive Vietnamese meal in Paris. Despite being in the city for the last 3 nights, I have yet to stumble into one. So I googled and found that there were a couple near Notre Dame. So we finally saw the first one, it looked good and had delicious pho...

Then ,it was time for food shopping . Went back to Marche near the Vaneau metro, Got my delicious french butter, bought more Longchamp bags , stopped over at the hobby shop to pick up the coins collector box and it was time to take the night shots of the elaborate and opulent Pont Alexandre. 

Took the metro and the exit looked secluded , creepy and probably a popular venue for mugging dumb tourists but heck, how many times do we go to Paris? So we took the exit and came up to the bridge. And it was opulent ornate as we see it in all the pictures and movies. Tried taking the night pictures, still did not come out great but what the heck.

And so its the final night and Chung wants to go back to the Latin Quartier. We have four nights in Paris and three dinners were all in that vicinity.Thats how much he loves that area. In fact,the workaholic said something I thought I 'llnever hear - "I dont want to go back to work"..

We found a nicy cozy ( another word for cramp) restaurant to have my sole meniere again....It wasnt great but the owner was such a hospitalble guy and made our last night in Paris even more memorable.

A final stroll before retiring to our hotel.Final walk along Seine and the nightview of NotreDame and we stumbled into Shakespeare Book Company, I'm excited as I recognised it from Paris After Midnight. Chung browses through the books while I sit outside and takes some of my nicest night shots of Notre Dame.

Will I be back ? certainly and it wont be another 25 years wait...

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