I wouldn’t want to bore you with all of the little details, of the trip throughout Paris thus far, so I’ll just give little introductions to what we have done and the pictures to go with it–after all a picture says a thousand words.
Amore Eterno–one of my favorites
Part of the Paris Pass, we received free entry. The museum used to be a train station and was turned into a museum, though the clock towers remain.
One of my favorite museums simply because it wasn’t so large and overwhelming.
Not to mention a restaurant next to the clock of the clock tower!
I enjoyed the outside of this building and the restaurant much more than the art that was inside the building. I’m not a huge fan of modern art–but some of the pieces were outrageous and unforgettable.
Georges— the main restaurant on the top floor of the Pompidou
Mind you–I never ate here since I saw countless people look at the menu and walk away in horror at the prices of each item. I assumed as much since all of the waiters wore tuxedos. That didn’t stop me from taking a few pictures though…
Some of the most memorable pieces:
I think somebody was a little inspired by Magic Color Scratch Paper:
Don’t remember Magic Color Scratch Paper? Here’s a refresher
I also provided my Bullshit Art Award, which went to Monsieur Agnes Martin (1912-2004)
Just outside of the Pompidou, there is a fountain full of artwork and is a great resting spot after the museum. Stop by one of the Crepe stands for a cheap, delicious pick-me-up.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Again, this museum was free with the Paris Pass (and you also skip every line!). A very small museum, which has Monet’ piece Les Nymphéas–unfortunately security was watching me like a hawk so I don’t have pictures of the water lilies, but here’s what I could get off the internet along with two quick shots I snapped:
A few pieces from Cezanne, Renoir, Roussea, Modigliani, Laurencin, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Soutine, Utrille, and Monet were shown in this small 2-level museum.
Arc de Triomphe
YES..yes..yes. One of the main tourist spots, but once you see the sun setting–it’s absolutely worth it. To be honest, this is probably the least crowded tourist spot simply because you can see the Arc from so many different streets that it makes crowding into one spot unlikely. Paris Pass provides a free ride to the top (we’re doing that a bit later and will provide pictures soon!)
Waters of Nazareth by Justice