Saturday, 25 July 2015

Paris 3-Day Itinerary: Day Three

Read Day 1 here - Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe
Read Day 2 here - Musée de Louvre, Sacré-Cœur, Galeries Lafayette
Read Day 3 here - Musée d'Orsay, River Seine, Champs-Élysées

For our last day in Paris, we visited Musée d'Orsay in the morning. We queued for 45 minutes before we got in (EUR 11 for adults, EUR 8,50 for students.) Musée d'Orsay was smaller than the famous Musée de Louvre but it was a great option since we did not want to queue for hours.

I was amazed to see the works of artists I had studied as a child in person from Van Gogh to Monet. Each piece was beautiful and there were many Impressionist artists' pieces here.

Musée d'Orsay
Van Gogh
Next we went back to the Eiffel Tower but this time to ride the river cruise down River Seine. The hour long cruise cost EUR 14 per person and featured eight sights. For example, the tour pointed out the place where Rousseau used to live.

River cruise down Seine
After the cruise, we went to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from the opposite side of where we were two days ago.

Eiffel Tower
Champs-Élysées was a long shopping street filled with stores from high street to luxury designer. It was beautifully lined with two rows of neat trees on either side and was one of the few places in Paris we visited where there was not the wafting scent of urine.


In the evening, we went to eat dinner at a delicious restaurant called L'Office. I recommend trying it out! Service was attentive and our server patiently translated each menu item for us in English. Make sure that you make a reservation ahead of time because they will refuse those who just show up at the door. I used La Fourchette to make the reservation.

That was the end of our 22 day Europe trip! There was a lot of walking, cobblestones and trains involved but each day was filled to the brim with new sights to see and activities to experience.

Read Day 1 here - Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe
Read Day 2 here - Musée de Louvre, Sacré-Cœur, Galeries Lafayette
Read Day 3 here - Musée d'Orsay, River Seine, Champs-Élysées
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