Museums offer free admission on the first Sunday of the month in Paris, so we decided to do all of our museum going on Sunday. Obviously the lines are outrageous when it’s free, so we had to get up early and get in line at what would be the most crowded one, the Musee D’Orsay.

The Musee D’Orsay is worth going to if only to see the beautiful interior, built from an old train station.

We also went to the Musee de l’Orangerie to see Monet’s lily pads. But by that time, I was ready to explore the city, because it’s just a shame to be anywhere but outside when it’s nice weather in Paris. So we went to get the famous falafel from le marais (Jewish district) that I’d heard so much about from when Becca lived there. You stand in a long line that leads up to a store window where they’re making fresh falafel, and there’s a guy across the way who’s trying to get you to come get his falafel in a much shorter line. But the only people who switch over are the ones who have never had the famous one, because it’s simply the best you will ever have. Becca wanted to walk and eat, but I had to lean against a wall while I ate mine- this falafel deserved my full attention and concentration.

After that, we headed over to Centre Pompidou, which was so amazing to finally see in person.

The fountain behind it is so cool.

Then we went over to the Latin Quarter which is where Notre Dame is.

The original plan was to go up to the top of Notre Dame at sunset, but they closed early that day and so we didn’t make it in. That’s okay though, the views I got at Sacre Coeur the day before made up for everything.

We walked through the 6’eme district which is called St. Germain, which just happens to be my boyfriend’s last name, so I took pictures of the street signs and such. Then we stopped by the Mc Donalds to try to use the bathroom and wifi, but got kicked out. I guess it’s pretty popular to try to go into Mc Donalds in that area since there aren’t any other public bathrooms. Instead, we went into a Starbucks and hung out for a bit.

Right as the sun was setting we started off at one end of the Champs Elysee and walked all the way down to the Arc di Triomphe,  and it was dark by the time we finished.

It was a looooong day, so we got a bottle of wine and went back to the apartment and did our toe nails and wrote post cards, and got some takeout pizza from an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood before calling it a night.

Advertisements