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Day Seven (Part One) - Musée d'Orsay
When I began planning our March 2006 trip
to Paris, I knew we had little time to see all
the wonders the city has to offer. That meant I had to prioritize, which
It's located on the Left Bank of the Seine, across the street from the Legion of Honor Museum, the Musée Nationale de la Légion d'Honneur, which is dedicated to the Legion and contains mementos of that order and other decorations from around the world. (We did not have time to visit the Legion.)
photo of the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco (please scroll down)
clock overlooking museum interior
Unfortunately, my note taking was sloppy, and I can't provide artist names and work titles for every treasure below.
painting of La cathédral de Rouen by Claude Monet, one of a series
After several hours of glorious art, we picked up our bags at our hotel, and headed for the Gare du Nord (train station) where we ate lunch - skip the milkshakes - and cleared UK customs. Our Chunnel ride to London was quick and boring. We prebooked our reservations online for the best price.
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