1. Musée d’Orsay
One of many cool things we experienced in Paris (you can read the post here) was a visit to the Musée d’Orsay. Originally it was a train station built in 1900 to accommodate the new electric trains. By 1939 the station was no longer in use because the platforms were too short for the new, longer trains. Over the years it housed many ventures. Then, lucky for us, someone said hey, this would make a cool museum. So in 1986 the Musée d’Orsay was established.
The photos above are: the entrance to the Museum, one of the museum’s massive clocks and the interior of the building… another wonderful ceiling. I think the French lie on their backs more than most.
You can find out more information about the Musée d’Orsay here.
2. Le Marais
This photo was taken our last evening in Paris – there’s a full moon up there.
Le Marais was first developed in the 12th century and is one of the only areas which preserves the narrow streets of Medieval and Renaissance-era Paris. Most of Paris was overhauled in the mid-19th century under the direction of Napoleon III and architect Baron Georges Eugène Haussmann.
Lisa and I stayed in this area and loved it. It’s located in the 3rd and 4th Arrondissement. This was our last evening in Paris 🙁
3. Paris Shoes
These shoes are so cool… and less than 360 Euros. Love them!
The shoes are from a store called Massimo Dutti. If you have the opportunity, stop by. Very nice clothes for both men and women.