Day four in Paris started with Britty and myself trying to find the Museum of Modern Art. When we finally found it, it was closed. Next we decided we would go and visit the Picasso Museum. After we had navigated our way through the small back streets we came across a sign for the Museum. We followed it, and it lead to another sign. After walking for about 45 minutes we finally got there, and guess what? Yes that’s right, it was closed. Apparently not many museums open on Tuesdays! Wish my travel guide had of said that!!!
Given that most museums were closed we needed to see something so we decided we would go to the Ste Chapelle. The Lonely Planet Guide had mentioned it was stunning, so we decided to give it a go. The Ste Chapelle was built in 1248, and since then the Paris Law Courts have been built around the Chapelle. This meant to get to the building we were required to go through Law Court Security, which meant a wait in line.
It is hard to describe this building, I guess the best bet is just to post the pictures. Check them out.
After our trip to Ste Chapelle, we decided that we would go and check out the Catacombes. In 1785 Paris was having issues with overflowing cemeteries so to solve the problem they created a mass grave. They used 3 old quarries to store peoples remains. The Catacombes is an example of one.
Next it was off to the bottom of the Eiffel Tower to say goodbye to Scott and Anne who were heading to Dubai that night.
After we said goodbye it was off to do a little more exploring on our last night. In our effort to find the Louvre one more time, we came across this fountain.
After this we walked toward the Louvre because I really want to check it out at night.
After this we took one more trip to the Eiffel Tower to see it at night. As always it looks so much better at night, but given the patent on the lights I am not meant to post a photo. After spending some time there, we then decided we would head back to the Hostel and get some sleep. Our flight was to leave Paris the next day at 9am, meaning we had about a 6am start.
Before leaving the hostel I managed to snap a couple of photos of our luxurious room.
Just one more word of warning for anyone thinking about a Paris Holiday. Paris is very very expensive! Food is not cheap, and drinking is utterlyridiculous. At one place I paid 8.50 Euro for a beer!
Bye for now. Scott