Europe, Field Trips, Paris, Travel

Paris, Musée d’Orsay & Seine River Cruise

We spent the weekend in Paris for the marathon. We hadn’t planned on going with my husband since we were just here a few months ago, but at the last minute we decided to join him. I’m so glad we did. I just can’t get enough of this city!

We just ordered books about artists of the impressionist era, so I thought it would be neat to take them to see some of the most famous impressionist art in the world- the Musée d’Orsay. We were not disappointed. The boys got a big kick out of the model of the streets of Paris under glass that you can walk on. One of the highlights of our visit was seeing Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night painting. The prints simply do not do justice to the brilliance of colors and uniqueness of the strokes of the original. Of course it’s hard to beat Monet, his La Rue Montorgueil was simply stunning as was Renoir’s Path Leading through Tall Grass and many, many more.    

 

We also had fun taking a cruise on the Seine River. It was cold, but nice to sit and let our legs rest for a bit.

 

 

 

Of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without at least a dozen pictures of the Eiffel Tower.

 

 

 

And crêpes! We got THE best crepes with egg, ham and cheese, and of course some Nutella ones. I have got to get one of these humongous crepe makers (you’d have thought it was my first time to Paris the way I ate on this trip!)

 

 

 

 

We didn’t indulge in this cotton candy, I just wanted to show how HUGE it is.
And of course, a trip to the park for the kiddos. They’re too tired to walk around any more museums, but never too tired for a playground.

 

This park would be absolutely lovely if spring would ever come!
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