July 25-26, 2013

Finally in Paris. After a long but comfortable TGV ride from Milano to Paris, I went to the Laundry to smell fresh for my remaining days in Europe. The next day I started in my favourite museum, the Musée D'Orsay, which features entirely French art from 1848 to 1915. If you want modern art, go to the Pompidou Centre museum, but I'm thinking you really don't. After D'Orsay, it was off to the gothic Saint Denis Basilica, where every French King or Queen has now been buried, and then to the Moulin Rouge to book my educational experience for later in the trip.

Above: Grain fields while riding on the high speed TGV train from Milano to Paris

Pictures 1 to 5 are mountain, then rural views of sheep, corn and grain farming on the TGV train trip from Milano to Paris
Pictures 6 and 7 are tile artwork in the Bastille station platform on the Paris Metro - I did not need to storm it
Picture 8 is my arrival in my Ibis Budget hotel room, in the 19th arrondissement district near the Canal St. Martin
Picture 9 dinner in the La Rotonde bistro, which served excellent food, modern French cooking according to Lonely Planet guide
Picture 10 is a lock on the Canal St. Martin

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