Today I was up at 6:30am and out of the Hostel and on the Metro by 7am. The Hotel has let me drop my bags off early so I can have a full day of sightseeing and not have to drag bags with me. I got there and they were able to give me my room! Hotel iBis, you rock!
After dropping my bags I headed out. Today I have the Mussee d’Orsay, The Notre Dame Cathedral and The Conciergerie on my list.
First up, The Musee d’Orsay. Renoir, Monet, van Gough. Amazing. Starry Night is much larger than I thought it would be. 'Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies' is much different than the reprints, it actually has far more red than green in it. There were no pictures allowed in the museum at all. I spent a few hours wandering though and then it was time to find some food. I found a restaurant on my way to the Metro and had some soup for lunch. It was very good.
|Man! The French sure can do some amazing things with white flour and sugar... I saw this on my way to the Musee d'Orsay|
Next up, Notre Dame. It is beautiful. Everything is decorative. A wall is not just a wall, it will have carvings and seams between the stones and details that you would never believe someone would think of. And it’s huge. I wandered through for an hour or so, then figured it would be neat to go up the towers. The lineup for the towers was about 2 hours long. I decided it wouldn’t be that neat.
|The Notre Dame Cathedral|
I decided I could head back to the Hotel as my feet really, really wanted to. Once I arrived, a nap seemed like a really good idea. After my nap I headed out again in search of food, then back to the hotel for bed.
Tomorrow will be a quiet day. I need to do laundry and just not walk for a day. I am not setting my alarm and will be taking it easy.