January 11, 2011

Paris in December

Cathédrale Notre Dame

We visited Paris over Christmas break. (My first time in Europe!) It was cold and some of the security lines outside the museums took hours, but we still managed to fill the week with art-viewing. We visited Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie. Sadly, Musée National Picasso was closed. (And there is so much more to see!) We walked though all the paintings rooms and some of the sculpture at the Musée du Louvre. Here are some details of the curious creatures included in some of the paintings:

creatures of the Louvre

from inside the Pompidou Center

in queue for Musée d'Orsay

from inside the Louvre

PS. More pics from our Paris trip here.