The Ultimate in Opulance

  Gold leaf walls. A private opera. The famed hall of mirrors. Dozens and dozens of servants. I’d read about the Palace of Versailles, home to the Sun King as well as Marie Antionette, but seeing it in person was incredible. The palace is massive and really merits an entire day of sight seeing, along with…

Alternative Art Museums in Paris

Alternate title: Paris museums I hadn’t heard of before visiting.  I like seeing the classics as much as anyone, but after a while, when the impressionists start to look the same and I’ve seen more paintings of the Madonna and child than I can count, something different is in order. After our trip up the…

An Evening at the Louvre

This is part of my series of posts about our New Years trip to Paris. You can check out our trip to Notre Dame here!      Since we purchased the Paris museum pass, we knew to make the most of it, we’d have to visit quite a few places. The obvious first choice was the Lourve,…

Views of Notre Dame

  After heading off the Eurostar and checking into our hotel, our first order of business in Paris was the Notre Dame cathedral.  Famous for gargoyles, stained glass and beautiful architecture (and a Disney movie) it is an impressive sight, and visiting at sunset was beautiful. The square in front of it was packed, and definitely…

Thoughts on Paris

   The next few posts will cover our trip with my future in laws to the city of light, where we visited a huge variety of museums, fascinating churches, monuments and one disgustingly ornate palace.  I wasn’t sure if I’d like Paris, I’d gotten mixed reviews from other travellers, who loved the beauty and shopping or…