Tuesday, May 29, 2012

28 May, 2012 -- Centre Pompidou, l'Orangerie, & l'Arc

Lots of walking today! We started off our day by taking the Metro to the Centre Pompidou, a modern art museum. There were some really amazing exhibits there and a big escalator to ride. :) It was a very interesting place! After Centre Pompidou, we split up for lunch and then met up to take the Metro to l'Orangerie. This museum is famous for Monet's "Water Lilies." I think everyone was suprised at how big the paintings were; they covered eight walls and two rooms. Not sure about everyone else, but I love Monet's work! We then to the Metro to the Champs Élysées, where l'Arc de Triomphe is located. We walked by all the expensive stores on Champs élysées (Louis Vuitton, etc.). When we got to the Arc, there were 234 steps to get to the top!it was a long climb, but the view was spectacular! We could see all of Paris; a 360 degree view. Totally worth all those stairs. We ended the day by relaxing at the apartments, resting up for the Eiffel Tower tomorrow! Ciao, Michelle

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