There is an absolutely gorgeous open air market right out on the street in front of our apartment building every Sunday and Thursday. So first thing we headed out to see what looked good. Everything looked good. We got a fresh, free-range roasted chicken, fabulous vegetables, two different fresh-baked breads, fresh flowers and an entire flat of strawberries. We had a brunch that was so incredible, words could not do it justice.
Afterwards we headed to the Musee D'Orsay. Photos are not permitted inside museum, which I discovered after snapping that one picture of Emma. Oops. We wandered around enjoying Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Renior...and an incredible miniture model of the Opera House. The fly space alone is equivalent to a 5 story building! Our favorite find of the day was definitely Monet's Red Poppies. Although, it was fabulous seeing Van Gogh's self portrait and Whistler's mother, too.
By late afternoon we were exhausted and hungry again, so we headed to the museum's tea room. We had tea, fresh fruit and lemon cake in a room that looked like it belongs in Versailles. So lovely.
After returning and finishing the museum, we strolled down the banks of the Seine. It is so much fun to watch all the people and to hear so many languages everywhere you go. Since the sun does not set here until after 21:00, there is plenty of time to enjoy evenings.