Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paris 2014 - Part V

Believe it or not we actually got up at a decent time this morning.  We headed down to a boulangerie that we had spotted the day before.  With treats like this in the window you can see why we were drawn it.
I had a berry crumble cake and kiri had a chocolate croissant.
As we strolled west, along the Seine, we couldn't help but notice how nice of a day it was.  The sun was finally making an appearance.
Today was the day we were going to tackle the Louvre.
Where to start, where to start?
I told Kiri I wanted to see Mona Lisa, so we headed into the Italian painters wing.
What's that small square on the far wall everyone is clustered around???
Yep.  It's that coy Italian lady Ms Lisa.
We continued on..
We pressed on through the Egyptian wings.
And on through the classical sculptures.
Ahhhh Venus,  what happened to your arms?
After an untold number of hours taking in the arts I told Kiri I needed to eat, otherwise she might have a tantrum on her hands.  So we said goodby to history and hello to pizza.
After lunch we took the metro out to the Sacré-Coeur.  It's a great place to look out over the city.
And there she was.
We took a tour of the inside but photos weren't allowed.  Not the case when we climbed up to the dome.
After climbing down we decided to explore Montmartre, west of the church.  This is where the likes of Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh, and others hung out.  
Kiri knocking on the door of Van Gogh's house.  He didn't answer.
Our walk ended at the Moulin Rouge.
We took a very crowded metro ride home and rested our weary legs.  More museums on tap tomorrow.  Stay tuned.


  1. I am surprised at how many people are around. I wouldn't think it was quite tourist season yet and had hoped you'd beat the crowds. Beautiful city views in this post.

    All these food pics are making me hungry too!!

  2. You should have seen Sunday, that was really busy with it being a French holiday of sorts.