Girlies + Art.
My friend Chelsea was visiting in Paris for a few days so I took her to favorites + we explored new things together from the grand Paris To-Do List. This was deemed our museum + sweets day!
First stop, naturally, was for a cup of the best chocolat chaud [hot chocolate] in the world from Angelina on Rue du Rivoli. Chelsea got a pastry too but I stuck with the amazing, and slightly intoxicating syrupy confection. It really is tops.
We strolled over the rive Seine and headed into the famed Museum D’Orsay which was once the grand train station of Paris. Now it is home to the most beloved Impressionist Works in the world including favorites from Van Gogh, a great section on the Opera Garnier, Monet + my favorite, Degas. This museum is impressive and not at all daunting like the Louvre can be with just a fraction of the crowds. It’s so fun to see the old design of the train station truly incorporated without loosing any of its charm. The fifth level is truly the best, filled with some of the most recognizable works and the grand clocks that give a beautiful view of the city. I came face to face with my favorite painting of all time ‘Blue Dancers’ by Edgar Degas – I had no idea it was even here!
The rooftop offered a marvelous view and the clouds couldn’t have cooperated more perfectly. A great place for some fresh air and a break from walking.
Onward to Eric Kayser, one of the famed patisseries in town, for a tartlet treat and then off to get Chelsea some famous Berthillion Ice Cream- she said it was a winner.
Just one of our adventure days in the city, boy was it a gem.
All shot on Canon 5d Mark iii, Sigma 50mm f1/4 lens.