Montmartre, and Musee D'Orsay

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View of Paris from Montmartre
After a brief nap, we went to Monmartre and Sacre Coeur. This is the highest point in Paris and the view is fantastic. There were also entertainers singing English songs near the Sacre Coeur.

We had an okay meal at this restaurant called Cote D'Azur. Nothing special but it was only 9 Euro a piece. The fact that it had three languages on the menu probably should have told us that it wasn't the greatest place.

After supper, we went to the Musee D'Orsay. It covered art from the 18th and 19th Century. This really is a fantastic gallery. More manageable then the Louvre and I personally think the work is better since it comes from a better period. We of course toured this gallery with the help of the Rick Steves Podcast. I know now the difference between realism, impressionism, pointism, cubism, and between classical and the real period. I haven't really known a lot about art history prior to this trip, but the galleries in Paris truly are a great classroom.

As we were making our way back we noticed the light show at the Eiffel Tower. So we decided that since it was our last night in Paris that we would be sure to catch the 11 PM light show. Even though we were tired we ended up seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up.

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View of Paris from Montmartre
View of Paris from Montmartre
Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Musee DOrsay
Musee D'Orsay
Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
A picture of debauchery
A picture of debauchery
Rodins sculpture of Balzac
Rodin's sculpture of Balzac
Paris
photo by: Sweetski