May 14, 2013

Paris Day 2

This morning we stopped at a market and bought a crusty baguette and a jar of Nutella for breakfast.  We hopped on the Metro to the Arc de Triomphe where we sat on a bench and ate our breakfast with an amazing view of that magnificent structure.

Then we took the tour of the arc, climbing all the way to the top with amazing views of the Champs-Elysees and the whole city.  Personally I think it's a better view than the Eiffel Tower, not nearly as crowded, and it's WAY cheaper (included in the Paris Museum Pass).

Next we strolled down the Champs-Elysees to the Jardin des Tuileries and then crossed the bridge to the Musee d'Orsay.  We spent about 4 hours there and saw everything.... amazing!  We love all the impressionist art.  (We actually prefer it over the Louvre.)

Then we headed to the Rue Cler market street where we had an early dinner and did a little browsing.  We walked along the Seine looking at the artists selling canvases and bought a lovely painting of Paris featuring the Eiffel Tower which we are excited to frame and put in our home.

Then we headed to the Trocadero area to view the Eiffel Tower from the other side of the river.  We bought crepes with Nutella and sat on a bench in the park to watch the sun go down and the tower lights come on.  It was lovely and relaxing, and a wonderful way to spend our last day in Paris.

It's been a wonderful trip but we are glad to be going home tomorrow.  These 2 weeks have absolutely flown by, but we miss our children.

Goodbye Paris!  Until next time!

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