A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our trip to Paris. As promised, here's the second part, featuring all of the attractions we managed to cram in during our stay... Musée d'Orsay
Originally a train station and opened as a museum in 1986. Home to a profusion of works by artists such as Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Manet, Monet and lots more besides. As the Impressionists on the top floor see the most footfall, we queue as the museum is opening and head there first taking in these incredible views from the clock.
View of Montmartre from Musée d'Orsay
After the d'Orsay, we take a short stroll to the Rodin Museum and are lucky enough to catch the Mapplethorpe-Rodin exhibition. Bringing together the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and Auguste Rodin, the combination of photography and sculpture is surprisingly seamless and worth of an entire feature all to itself. The Mapplethorpe-Rodin exhibition runs until September 21st. We have lunch at the café in the tranquil gardens and wonder why life isn't like this more often...