This morning we visited the Musee d’Orsay. Most museums are free on the 1st Sunday of the month so at first we didn’t think we could get any benefit from the Museum Pass we bought but we still were able to go through the special side entrance and didn’t have to wait in the long long line!
We spent all morning there before heading somewhere near the Louvre to first have lunch. We ended up with a simple lunch of baguette poulet (chicken sandwich), hot dog avec formage (with cheese), and beer.
After lunch we headed through the park to the Louvre and again had a special entrance with the Museum Pass so didn’t have to wait in the hot sun. We feasted our eyes on famous paintings, Italian sculptures, Hammurabi’s stone, etc. We caught a quick glimpse of the Mona Lisa and it is really smaller than I thought it would be.
We were pretty pooped out so headed to the lawns near the Eiffel Tower for a nap in the warm sun before waiting in line for tickets up to the tower. While waiting in line, they stopped selling tickets directly to the top but only allowed us to buy tickets to the 2nd floor (7.8 Euros). Once we got to the 2nd floor, we were able to easily buy tickets to the top (additional 4.2 Euros).
After our visit to the top of the tower, we met up with Timo and Elina for a simple Italian dinner before heading to Crazy Horse for a caberet show. They were having a deal of buy one tickets, get the second 1/2 off, including a 1/2 bottle of champagne per person. The show was interesting, the best part were the tap dancing twins.
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