My very first trip to Europe was nothing short of amazing, just like I predicted it would be: I did some shopping, walked through a couple of overwhelming museums, and drank a lot (we’re talkin’ every day except for one). Actually, I did everything I said I would do and more. In fact, there is so much to say about my trip, I’ve decided to break it up into different topics that I will post throughout the week. Today’s topic is about some of the gorgeous places I saw during my first four days in Paris.
Thursday: Meandering around Montmartre
My roommate, Brigette, and I got into Paris around 11am on Thursday. After meeting up with my friend, Karen, and dropping our luggage off at her
adorable apartment mini-Versailles, we ventured out to find some food and, essentially, explore the area where Karen lives. After eating lunch at a cozy little crepe restaurant, we came across the Basilica de Sacre Cour, and later, the Moulin Rouge, which just so happens to be located down the street from a number of sex shops, or rather, the “Sex District” as I like to call it. Hey-O.
Friday: Ile de la Cite
If you’ve been to Paris before, you know that Ile de la Cite is the heart of Paris AKA the district known for having the most tourists wandering around; this is because the island contains a number of restaurants, shops, and main attractions, like San Chapelle and Notre Dame. Brigette and I figured we would spend our first full day in Paris exploring this district where we not only saw said attractions, but found Shakespeare and Company as well.
Saturday: Musee d’Art Moderne in the Centre Georges Pompidou
Most of Saturday was devoted to visiting the Musee d’Art Moderne located in the Centre Georges Pompidou. I’m all about Modern art, as well as Modern dance and Modern literature, so this particular museum was like art heaven for me. I really enjoyed spending the day staring at abstract paintings by Andy Warhol, Jackson Polluck, and Pablo Picasso, and trying to decipher a concept behind their works, if any.
Sunday: Musee d’Orsay
Sunday was devoted to another museum: the Musee d’Orsay. But this time, the predominant kind of art we saw was Impressionism, meaning lots of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas. After leaving the museum, Brigette and I made our way out to the Latin Quarter to find a statue of French Renaissance writer, Michel de Montaigne.
There are many more sights that we saw, but they will have to wait for a later post! If you want to see the rest of the photos I took, add me on Facebook.