Museum day number 1
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Today we bought our Paris museum passes which gets us into pretty much everything for free. For 30 euros we have it for two days so that means a lot of running around. We first went up the Notre Dame towers for a panoramic view of the city (over an hour wait in line) and saw a bunch of gargoyles a la Quasimodo. Then over to Sainte Chapelle for some amazing stained glass. I thought, big deal, stained glass, but it was worth the 45 minute wait in line.
Next we headed to the Bastille area for the Picasso museum and then over to the Pompidou Center for some art from the 20th century. The big question of the day was "how do they decide what is art?". We saw everything from some Chagall and Picasso to a gym type climbing rope hanging from the ceiling and a painting labelled "dark blue panel" which was, as the name implies, a big dark blue panel. It was one of my favs :)
Afterwards we found a little cafe where mom had her first tea and I had a chocolate filled croissant (I almost forgot how much I love those). Also on the menu today were our second gelatos, if you come to Paris get the coffee and chocolate combo. It's faaaaaantastic!