Monday, October 09, 2017

Sunday in Paris - Day 2, Sept. 24

Sunday was a full day for us, beginning with check-in for our day time tour, the Louvre, lunch at the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame. After check-in, we started with breakfast at Le Carrousel. First, though, the environment, including the gold statue of Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc.

And, oh, the croissants in Paris! (Can you tell I was all about the food?)

From our meeting point, we walked to the Louvre. Lots of photos from here, with no captions.

Except, I do have to identify these sculptures as done by Michelangelo. They're slaves that were not placed at the original site.

Then, other photos from the Louvre.

I liked Delacroix' "Liberty Leading the People". Although our tour guide told us the man in the top hat was the artist, I've read otherwise online. But, this painting supposedly influenced Victor Hugo when he wrote Les Miserables. The little boy on the right may have been the inspiration for the young character of Gavroche.

From the Louvre, we boarded the boat to go down and up the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, where we had lunch at the restaurant.

Lisa Aiken Butler and Vickie Smith boarding the boat

View from the Eiffel Tower
Chocolate Mousse

After lunch, it was off to Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité. 

From Notre-Dame, we walked around the Île de la Cité, and then Ile Saint-Louis.

That included drinks at Cafe St Regis. Limoncello! And, ice cream at the famous Berthillon's. You'll recognize Kaye Wilkinson Barley as the flaneuse there.

Ended our day at Square Jean XXIII, and other sites in the 4th arrondissement.

The Seine


The Seine


donna said...

Loved all the pictures - I am very jealous - hope to make it there someday.

Lesa said...

You'd have a great time, Donna. I know Kaye wants to go back, but once was enough for me.

Kaye Barley said...

I love this! It's almost as good as being back there again!

Lesa said...

Isn't it nice to see everyone's photos, Kaye?

Charlotte said...

I would be all about the food,coffee,chocolate candy then sightseeing. That would work for me.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Lesa said...

Oh, I was all about the food, chocolate, etc., Charlotte. I wrote a guest post for Kaye's blog. It will be up at the end of the week. And, it's all about the food.

Beth Hoffman said...

I've always enjoyed my trips to Paris, and it's fun to revisit the city through your photographs. Thanks, Lesa!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Beth! Hugs, my friend.

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Jim G said...

Lesa, What great Pictures! We've been to Paris several times and the photos bring back memories of things we've seen and shown us places we'll have to visit on our next trip.
Have you ever read "My (Part-time) Paris Life" by Lisa Anselmo. She wrote a memoir documenting her move to Paris where she now lives and blogs from. Here's a link to her most recent blog post.

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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