Paris on Saturday
We started the day a little later than normal after an excellent breakfast in the Radisson.
Out on the metro, changed onto the line which takes us into the Latin zone. First stop was a visit on the Pantheon. This is where the great people of France are entombed. We visited the tombs of Voltaire, the Curies and Victor Hugo and a few other famous authors. At 11.00 we took the tour on to the roof. This allowed us to take pictures from a height inside the building, and to take pictures of Paris from just below the dome of the Pantheon.
Next it was of to see the Notre Dame cathedral, stopping on the way for a coffee. In front of the cathedral was a Fête du Pain; just what we needed. We bought an Artisan Pain to go with the remains of yesterday’s Camembert. Trekked around the inside of the Notre Dame, looking at the Rose windows.
Orsay was next on the agenda. This building is an old railway station converted into an art gallery. Some very fine clocks adorn it. The building is definitely worth looking at, as are some of the pictures. Large collections of Monet, Manet, Mondrian. As usual in a Paris museum you were allowed to take photographs.
The evening was spent visiting the erotic museum. This contained examples of erotica from many ancient cultures. Afterwards we had a rather poor meal at a Creole restaurant nearby.