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John & I went to Paris June 3-1120160607_14494720160604_185056

We stayed in a very nice studio apt we arranged through Airbnb.  It was in the heart of Paris in the 13th and close to the metro.

Just before we left there were reports of flooding in Paris with the Seine near overflowing.

 

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

John & I

John & I

The Louvre and the Dorsay were closed until Wednesday so we decided to take the Hop-on Hop-off bus for two days.  These always work well for us when we travel.  We hopped off at the Eiffel tower and had lunch at one of the near by bistros.  On the second day of the Hop-on Hop Off we went to Montmartre.  It really is a tourist trap.

 

I had hopes of doing some plein air painting there but the energy just was not right.  We did pass the Moulin Rouge on the way to Montmartre and afterwards stopped at the Erotic Art Museum which was quite a nice exhibit.

Basilica of Sacred Heart

Basilica of Sacred Heart

Paris from the steps of the Basilica

Paris from the steps of the Basilica

 

 

 

 

 

 

The famous Moulin Rouge

The famous Moulin Rouge

Scenes from Montmartre.  We did take the funicular up so

Museum of Erotic Art

Museum of Erotic Art

we did not have to climb all the way up.  With careful planning, we got to see the Rodin museum, the Hotel des Invalides (the military museum), Museum Orangerie. Musee de Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Versailles and Isle de Cite

The Dorsay used to be a train station.

The Dorsay used to be a train station.

Monet's waterlilies at Musee L'Orangerie

Monet’s waterlilies at Musee L’Orangerie

John in front of the The Grande Obelisk at the Louvre

John in front of the The Grande Obelisk at the Louvre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodin's 'the Thinker

Rodin’s ‘the Thinker

Venus de Milo at the Louvre

Venus de Milo at the Louvre

The Dorsay used to be a train station.

The Dorsay used to be a train station.

Monet's waterlilies at Musee L'Orangerie

Monet’s waterlilies at Musee L’Orangerie

 

When we drive north we take advantage of Trip Adviser to find good places to eat.  This time we stopped at an authentic Southern Fried Chicken place.  It was the highlight of the trip.  Three generations of women serving up the best fried chicken I ever had.  We will definitely stop there again.   20160525_115234 20160525_115944 20160525_121331 20160525_121339

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