D’Orsay Museum! One of the things I was really looking forward to seeing while in Paris is this Degas statue of a young ballerina (and a number of his paintings and sculptures of dancers that are also at D’Orsay). It did not disappoint, although the pesky museum staff preventing my from getting a photo with it did. Instead I posed out the front, let’s pretend it looks even a little bit like the statue ok?
We saw lots of gorgeous paintings and amazing sculptures, D’Orsay is definitely worth a visit. We may have spent more in the gift shop than I think we have at all the other museum gift shops combined (and we’ve been to quite a few on this trip) but we have some beautiful prints to decorate wherever we end up living this year (among other things).
For a couple of extra euros when purchasing our D’Orsay tickets we also got tickets to the Rodin Museum and popped in to visit The Kiss and The Thinker (among many other sculptures and paintings we weren’t familiar with since they aren’t quite as famous). Along with the display inside we could roam the gardens full of sculptures which was really lovely.
After this we still had a bit of time left in our day. We had a look at Napoleon’s tomb but weren’t quite enthusiastic enough to pay to go inside so we walked over to the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately the lines were too ridiculous to contemplate so we walked home instead (after having a delicious crepe). We will be back at some point (we think)!