Day Four

Galeries Lafayette, Musée Rodin, Musée d'Orsay, Luxembourg Palace, Latin Quarter

3rd April '14
12.4 miles walked
501 photos taken

The first stop of the day was heading back to the Palais Garnier opera neighborhood to visit the Galeries Lafayette department store. I had been told many times that the ceiling was quite the spectacle.

I also swung by the L'église de la Madeleine church afterwards. Today was quite the overcast day, so we decided to devote it to visiting museums.

Musée Rodin

Musée d'Orsay

The next stop was Musée d'Orsay on the left bank of the Seine. The museum building was originally a train station, built in time for exposition use in November 1900 for the world's fair in Paris. In 1986 it was formally converted into a museum. It's now the home of the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and sculptures. After having learned so much about Musée d'Orsay during industrial design courses in college, I had to check it out in person.

Saint-Sulpice & Luxembourg Palace

Then I walked a few miles back through the Latin Quarter in the 5th and 6th. I saw the Church of Saint-Sulpice and the famous Luxembourg Palace and expansive Jardin du Luxembourg gardens. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty subpar so I wasn't able to capture any great shots.

We came back to the Latin Quarter in the evening for dinner.