Musee D'Orsay Great, Sainte Chapelle, not so much
Trip Start Jun 08, 2012
16Trip End Jun 23, 2012
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We got to the D'Orsay and finally got to use the Museum Passes we had bought. And even though I bought 4 day passes and should have bought only 3 day passes the fact that we got to bypass the regular line and enter the museum made it worth it. The line to get in was a good hour wait, but we got inside in less than 10 minutes. On the ground floor we saw exhibits of Toulouse Lautrec and Van Gogh. The Van Gogh exhibit was one of the larger ones I have seen in one museum. We also viewed a Rodin exhibit that included one titled "Entrance to Hell," which 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 our favorites, Degas (you know, the guy who did all the ballet pictures). Overall it was a great museum tour. Photos cannot be taken in the museum; however, that did not stop people from constantly taking pictures which really made Robyn furious. She is a teacher and she wants everyone to follow the rules so she kept walking by people muttering "no photos allowed." The museum does not have enough people to monitor what people are doing so the "no photos" signs are pretty pointless.
We ate dinner at a swanky little cafe just down from our hotel which was all decked out in red lights and black decor. Robyn got a burger-who would have thought you could get such a great burger in a Paris cafe! We ate there another night as well since we liked it so much.
Since we were not at any places that we could take photos there will be very few today. But, as always, the daily shot of the Eiffel Tower from our hotel room, just want to remind everyone of our great view. Tomorrow we are going to Versailles, then the Rodin museum,which is actually near our hotel.