May 7th, late night again...
One of my favorite museums in Paris is free- Musee d'Art Moderne. Camille and I visited here two summers ago with Kelly and were amazed at the Impressionist art that you could walk right up to with no lines! So we brought Pete back and visited the temporary exhibit for Albert Marquet who we had never heard of. Turns out, he traveled with Raoul Dufy painting northern France waterfronts, spent time on the Riviera with Matisse and lived from Paris to Algiers. Pete even loved the work-probably because it was mostly waterfront. Marquet exhibit information
After the museum, we walked up the Right bank for lunch in the Trocadero. I still think this is the best view of the Eiffel tower without the crowds and street vendors. And the pictures from the top of the steps are always fun.
Then, an afternoon planned by and for Pete- history, military history. In all the times I've visited the city, I had never been to Les Invalides. Built as a hospital, it now holds the Musee l'Armee and the Cathedral with Napoleon's tomb.
And a river cruise to rest our tired feet and watch the city light up. I think I have been on a Bateaux Mouche every time I have been to Paris. I love how it immediately removes you from the hustle and bustle and dust of the city and the views of the bridges are amazing.
So much to process in one day with another to go...But feeling so lucky for the opportunity.