July 26, 2015

On Day 11, it was forecast to rain, which it did in the afternoon, a high of 19 C., but getting colder as the drizzle came. So, it was an excellent day to tour some museums, so I chose my favourite art museum anywhere, the Musée d'Orsay, which features French Art produced from 1848 to 1915, including both Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Classical Academic work from that period. After Musée d'Orsay, I went to the Quay d'Tuileries to take in bicycles wizzing by on the final stage of the Tour de France. The final day always ends in Paris.

Following that monumentally exciting maximum three minutes, I visited Musée de l'Orangerie, not because the name depict the finest colour, but because it features Monet's Water Lilies, some more Impressionism and Post-Impressionism art, a good number of canvases by Renoir. And wouldn't you know it, the final leg of the Tour de France did several circuits of the Quay d'Tuileries and Rue de Rivoli. Finally, it was time for a walk along the Seine through Île de la Cité, past Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral to the French Quarter for dinner.

Above: The Musée d'Orsay, formerly a train station, scheduled to be demolished, but saved when someone suggested it become a museum to house the Louvre's 19th century art.

Below: Pictures 1 and 2 are views by the Louvre Museum.
Picture 3 is the Arc de triomphe du Carrousel.
Pictures 4 to 6 are of the Musée d'Orsay by the Seine River.
Pictures 8 to 10 are taken at the front of the Musée d'Orsay.
Picture 11 is looking into the Musée d'Orsay as you enter on the ground floor.

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