Europe: Paris, Day 6

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On my final day in Paris, I headed to Montmartre, home of many famous artists such as Dali, Monet, and Picasso, as well as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur. I’m not sure if it was because it was off-season or if I just wandered through the wrong areas, but I was pretty unimpressed with the neighborhood. Sure, some of the old, winding streets were cool, but otherwise it was pretty dead. I get the feeling that the area’s days of being a prime artistic spot are long gone, and everyone who remains is just there to make a few bucks off the tourists who come by.

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I only stayed in Montmartre for about an hour, deciding to spend more time at the Musée d’Orsay instead. The Musee d’Orsay was one of the main things I remember about my first trip to Paris. I recall being very impressed by it, even when I was 15. It’s just amazing to be able to stand in one spot and see famous painting from artists such as Monet, Degas, Manet, & Renoir – and that’s just in one room. The way they had the lighting set up on Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” was absolutely phenomenal, as the painting caught the lights and danced as you moved near it.

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By this point, it had started to rain. I had made it through nearly a week of my trip before encountering bad weather, so I guess I can’t complain. I took a train back to Ile Saint-Louis, where I stopped in a cheese shop that I had passed previously. I loaded up on some excellent French cheeses for my train ride to Nice the next day.

Song of the Day: Friendly Fires – Paris

More posts from this trip:

Europe 2013: And so the trip began
Europe: London, Day 1
Europe: London, Day 2
Europe: London to Paris, Day 3
Europe: Paris, Day 4
Europe: Paris, Day 5
Europe: Paris, Day 6
Europe: Paris to Nice, Day 7
Europe: Nice – Cote d’Azur, Day 8
Europe: Nice – Monaco, Day 9
Europe: Nice, and Nice to Rimini, Days 10 & 11
Europe: San Marino, Day 12
Europe: Rimini to Lake Como, Day 13
Europe: FARTing around the Alps – Locarno & Domodossola, Day 14
Europe: Como to Zurich, Day 15
Europe: Liechtenstein & so much more, Day 16
Europe: Zurich to Luxembourg to Bruges, Days 17 & 18
Europe: Bruges, Day 19
Europe: Bruges, Day 20

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  1. Paris
    City in France

    Paris France
  2. Montmartre
    Attraction in Paris France

    Paris France
  3. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur
    Attraction in Paris France

    35 Rue du Chevalier de La Barre
    Paris France
    +33 1 53 41 89 00
  4. Musée d'Orsay
    Attraction in Paris France

    62 Rue de Lille
    Paris France
    01 40 49 48 14
  5. Ile Saint-Louis
    Attraction in Paris France

    Île Saint-Louis
    Paris France

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