France Day 2

We all sleep in until 10:00. Breakfast is prosciutto and eggs and orange juice. We took the Metro to the Orsay and agree to split up and meet in 1 hour. After an hour, we agree that we need much more time. We have lunch in the Orsay cafe. A ham and cheese salad, a sandwich, a raspberry tarte and a pepsi cost 18 euros.

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Earl and Lisa in the Metro
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Earl and Lisa on the way to the d’Orsay

I took tons of pics at the Musee d’Orsay, so here they are in a gallery.

After more time at the Orsay, hubby and I head to the Louvre and Earl and Lisa head to the Orangerie. I cannot talk my in-laws into visiting the Louvre. On the way to the Louvre, we stop at the Jardins des Tuilleries. There are a lot of people out and about, and kids sailing boats in the fountain.

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Marc at Les Jardins des Tuilleries
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Sailing boats in the fountain
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Fountain at the Jardins des Tuilleries

Hubby and I spend about 4 hours there. The audioguide sucks. It only covers the “major” works of art. After about 3 hours, we are hungry again. We visit the food court and check to see if the same “Mexican” restaurant that was there 3 years ago is still there. It is, and the taco salad is still really really good. We also note, with horror, that there is a Starbucks in the Louvre now.

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Interior, Louvre
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View from inside the Louvre
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Marc listens to the audioguide. Egyptian section.
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Another view from inside
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Turkish bathers by Ingres, one of my favorite painters
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La Louvre
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Leaving La Louvre

We get back to the apt. where Earl and Lisa have purchased baguettes and jambon to make sandwiches for dinner. I take a stroll around the neighborhood, then we watch BBC news. We decide to hit the Opera Garnier first thing in the morning for a tour that starts at 10 am.

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Dawn contemplates the view
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More contemplation
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View from our apartment at dusk
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Our precious view of La Tour Eiffel!

Go on the next part of the journey!

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