Even though I’m back to my everyday routine, I’m still basking in the afterglow of my trip to Paris. My main focus for the trip was to visit some of the major museums. Of course the Louvre was my first stop. When we first walked up the stairs from the train station to the outside of the Louvre, I was ecstatic. First of all, it is a beautiful and massive. Secondly, it exceeded my expectations. Of course my first goal was to see the Mona Lisa. Once we got into the museum, we made our way to see her. There were so many people crowded around the portrait, that I had to be a little aggressive in order to get to the front. There is a gate that won’t allow you to get to close to the painting. I took the photo with my phone so it came out a little fuzzy. Meanwhile, My husband learned that he really likes classical Greek sculpture.
We also visited the Musee D’Orsay. This museum is housed in a beautiful renovated train station. There was a great exhibition featuring Van Gogh. They also had a replica of the Statue of Liberty and a beautiful view of the Seine river from the inside of the large clock.
The last museum we had the opportunity to visit was the Musee Rodin. There was a beautiful exhibit of Rodin’s sculpture juxtaposed with Robert Mapplethorpe photographs. The Rodin Museum is divided into three different in-door facilities and several out-door sculpture gardens.
One of the best investments that we made was to purchase a 2-Day Museum Pass. The pass covers admission for over 60 museums and historical sites. It also allowed us to move to the front of the line at all of the museums; this especially came in handy at the Louvre, which had ridiculously long lines. Stay tuned for my next post about our amazing adventure in Paris.