On our ninth day in Paris we were able to visit two amazing museums - the Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie. These were probably my favorite museums from the entire trip. I took over 600 pictures that day so I decided it would best to break this into two posts - one primarily from the Orsay and the other from the Orangerie.
Late Friday morning we took the metro from La Defense to the Tuileries stop and walked through the Jardin des Tuileries, across the Seine to the Musee d'Orsay.
We grabbed a light lunch at the museum cafe and then were off to explore. Les decided to go our own directions that day. He prefers using the museum's audio guide and I opted to read the Orsay tour in my Rick Steves book. Below are a few of my favorite from the day:
We could have spent a bit more time at the Orsay but we were planning on meeting Mindy to go to the Orangerie before she had to go to work. We quickly walked back over the river to meet her. On the way I snapped a few shots - here is one of the better ones:
When we met Mindy we found out that they weren't going to let her in with her Violin. She had it in a backpack-style case and apparently it was too big or something. We were bummed but decided instead to grab a coffee. While we were there we decided it was time to get a couple pictures of us! Even though we had been staying with them for nearly a week we hadn't taken any pictures of us together.
About an hour later Mindy had to leave for work and Les and I walked back toward the Orangerie. Here are a few pictures I took along the way...it was a beautiful evening.
More on the Musee de l'Orangerie in a bit...
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