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d'Orsay and 2 Picnics in Paris

The d'Orsay Museum and 2 picnics by the Eiffel Tower

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Before we left home, I’d read about buying picnic stuff on Rue Cler, a pedestrian street then taking everything to have a picnic at the Eiffel Tower. Zaya was so excited about doing this after I told her about it.

We had to 1st get our Covid test before entering the UK so had found a place for walk-in testing. We got our tests then hopped on a bus to the Eiffel Tower.

The Rue Cler was within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower. We found a fresh baguette, cheese, meats, salads and wine. The meats looked like salami but we were sternly advised that they were not salami, but rather sausages!
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As we had brought our picnic supplies from home: plates, flatware, a table cloth and cloth napkins, we were set for a proper picnic. After all, we did not want it to be said that we were not proper!

We had our picnic close to the Eiffel Tower but not just in front of it. We walked around the tower before going back home.
The following day we visited the Orsay Museum. This is a wonderful building just in itself, but even better is the collection of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet and other important impressionist artists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_d%27Orsay

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We looked at the paintings of the artists that were important to us then went back to the Eiffel tower for another picnic. We were able to finish off our picnic supplies and this time we sat at the base of the tower. Even Kim joined us this time.
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After a dinner of escargot, steak tartare and French wine, we were ready to move on!

Posted by Miss Chris 20:07 Archived in France Tagged food paintings paris france eiffel_tower picnics d'orsay_museum

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