Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paris for some more...

We had another busy day in Paris today. We were out the door by 8 again which is still very dark, on the metro and of to l'orangerie which houses the huge Monet canvases. As it happens the queue was not as bad as other museums have been but it was still nice to get an early start. The building has completely changed since we were here in 1989 and it has made the whole experience much better. There is much more natural light coming in to see these amazing paintings.
After Monet we had some spare time before our booked trip up the Eiffel tower so we went to a shopping area but were not really inspired so we went and had lunch before heading to the tower.
Pre-buying tickets was such a good idea. The line went for miles to buy tickets but we only had to wait a little bit in our line, mostly because something seemed to be slowing the lift down. So we headed up to the top which unfortunately was in the clouds, so the view was not as good as it could have been. We went back down to the second platform level. Here we could see much further and had fun finding all the places we had been to visit. It is pretty exciting to be up the eiffel tower!
After this we went to visit some friends who have been in France as missionaries for quite some time. Their boys start off a bit older than Marc and there are 4 of them. It was really nice to step out of tourist mode for a couple of hours and be in a family home where the boys could play with someone else their own age. It was a lovely visit.
From there we went back to see Jean-louis and Marie-France for a nice dinner. It was nice to spend a dinner at home around the table rather than at a restaurant.
Tomorrow it is off to the catacombs. Enjoy the last day of 2010.

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Location:Paris, France

1 comment:

Sammi said...

Enjoy your last day of 2010!!
Sounds like things are going well there :)