back to paris…

Ok, now here is a list of the “tourist” things I did in Paris with my little sister:

  • Notre Dame
  • The Lourve
  • The Pantheon
  • St. Sulpice
  • St. Severin
  • St. Etienne du Mont
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Tour d’Effel
  • Jardin des Tuileries
  • Musee d’Orsay
  • St. Chapelle
  • Towers of Notre Dame
  • St. Germain des Paris
  • Musee de l’Armee
  • Hotel des Invalides
  • Eglise du Dome (tomb of Napoleon)
  • Musee Auguste Rodin
  • Crypt of Notre Dame
  • Musee National du Moyan age
  • Espace Dali
  • Basilique du Sacre Coeur
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Opera Garnier
  • Chateau de Versailles
  • Let me just say, my feet hurt by the time we had done all this, each night we walked the 3 miles back to our hotel from the latin quarter! It was a very good week, all the sights are worth going to—my favorites where the Musee Auguste Rodin and Musee d’Orsay, mainly because I love Rodin sculptures. I was a little disappointed in the Opera Garnier, as I would have expected to be able to see more of the Opera house, very little of it is open for the tour, but it is beautiful. So I have my top five things you must do when it Paris:

    1. Ask the tour guide in the Towers of Notre Dame where Quasimodo and the talking gargoyles live.
    2. Ask a Parisian where the “tower da fell” is, and if they are going to put it back up.
    3. Tell the people at the Lourve that the Pyramids are ugly and should be taken down.
    4. Tell the tour guide in the Crypts “I see dead people!”
    5. Stand at the top of the steps at Versailles looking out over the gardens and remark (loudly) that “It’s good to be the king!”

    Did I have fun? You bet! The whole week cost a lot, but Jennifer had never been out of the US, I hope she had a good time. What better place to start than Paris? Anyway I saw her to her plane at five AM Monday morning and then I went back to Gare de l’Est to catch a train to Switzerland to see C███████ for a few days… I’ll save that story for my next update.

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