We finally made it inside Notre Dame. Stunning. Emma lit a candle in the chapel of St. Joseph for her Nonno. We were prepared to stand in the long line to climb to the bell towers, but thought we might be all done with stairs for awhile.
We sat in an outdoor cafe in a park and had one of those famous Parisian three hour lunches. The sun came out and it was almost warm.
After lunch we went to the Musee Rodin. It is actually the former home of the artist. The house and the gardens alone were magnificent, but to have it filled with Rodin's most famous sculptures, plus his own personal art collection including Monet and Van Gogh! Heavenly!We were spellbound by the effects he could achieve using clay, marble and plaster. There was also a room filled with fascinating correspondence between Monet and Rodin. They had amazing dialogues about art, conformity, society...all preserved in their own handwritten letters to each other.
We decided to eat at the apartment tonight. We just had bread, cheese, vegetables and fruits. So simple, but so delicious.
We learned a few more things about life here:
It takes three days for laundry to dry out on the line.
The bells from the church in Le Halle rattle our windows.
Water boils in absolutely no time at all here.
There are so many things that we want to do, that we may not have enough time to see them all.