Friday, July 24, 2009

My Top Ten Paris Sights

1. Eiffel Tower -- at night when it's covered in lights and twinkling

2. St. Chapelle -- the most incredible stained glass ever! Click on the link for an amazing surround view.

3. Musee de l'Orangerie -- Monet's waterlies, which I already blogged about

4. Versaille -- gardens, state rooms (especially the Hall of Mirrors) and the Hamlet

5. Cruise on the Seine River -- for great views of all the classic sights

6. Musee de Louvre -- especially the crowd around the Mona Lisa

7. Musee d'Orsay -- don't miss Le Restaurant or the Impressionist gallery on the 5th floor

8. Rue de Seine -- galleries!! Where Un-Roen and I fell in love with bronzes by Christine Remy

9. Les Arts Decoratifs -- museum of jewelry, fashion, ceramics, toys, advertising, photography, furnishings, etc., where I had to sketch because no photography was allowed

10. food!!! Especially, sweets of any sort -- croissants, macarons and this raspberry napoleon with pistachio cream