Eiffel Tower (twice, once in daytime, once in nighttime)
Centre Georges Pompidou (saw Matisse Pairs exhibit & Evolution of Dance)
Arc de Triomphe
Sewer Tour (stinky but cheap and informative!)
Musee D'Orsay (speed walk through Impressionist galleries only)
Seine boat tour
Cluny Medieval Museum (just me)
Museum of Science & Technology - Arts et Metiers (just the boys)
Robert Doisneau - Les Halles photo exhibit at Hotel de Ville (just me)
Rue Cler walk
Le Marais walk
Left Bank walk
One of the great (and unexpected) things about visiting Paris with kids under 18 is that they are free at every art gallery and museum! Adults can save a few Euros by buying multiple day museum passes which also allow you to skip lineups at many locations. March is pretty low season so out longest lines were at Musee D'Orsay and the Eiffel Tower at night: both about 40 minutes. I understand that's considered a short line for Paris.
Okay, time for a little slideshow. These are in no particular order. They're just some eye candy and a little taste of Paris.
art deco metro station railing
B & D planning our next move, Place des Vosges
Saturday morning music, Place des Vosges
Sunday market morning, Rue Cler
B & I on Pont de L'Archeveche, Notre Dame's flying buttresses in the background
Lover's locks. D says "this makes me want to fall in love in Paris even more".
Notre Dame gargoyle. I think he just spotted a pickpocket!
Notre Dame chandeliers. I was initially impressed with the number of pious visitors, all sitting in the main cathedral, heads bowed in prayer. Then I realized 99% of them were on their cell phones.
Carousel horses, Montmartre
Courtyard at Musee Carnavalet (City of Paris museum)
A left bank bookseller
Jardin des Tuileries, carousel
Turn your old machine into modern art!
a curio shop, Passage de Grande Cerf. Thanks to Rick we discovered the very old and special covered passageways close to our Marais neighbourhood.
Passage de Grande Cerf where I accidently discovered a yarn and fabric shop called Lil Weasel (I made a small purchase of some FQ's and buttons)
Cappucino. B and I figure between the two of us, we spent about $25/day on delicious coffee. Good thing the wine was cheap! One cafe creme = one decent bottle of wine!
Nighttime Eiffel Tower
I hope you enjoyed this little snippet of our week in Paris. There are lots more photos to come, but organizing and uploading is taking much longer than expected!