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My first Paris museum experience, Musée d’Orsay. It is arguably better than the most famous Musée du Louvre. It is the 10th most visited musée in the world. You are looking at the main breathtaking hall, which is set in a converted train station.

 

 

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View from Arc de Triomphe, which is 50 metres tall.

 

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At right is the Centre Georges Pompidou, an ugly postmodern structure designed by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini

 

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After a five-year closure, this Musée Picasso reopened on 25 October 2014. This queue caused me to skip it for now.

 

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Old men playing a game with silver balls

 

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Sunset

 

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View to the West

 


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2014-11-06 Mona Lisa

La Gioconda is the most heavily guarded piece of art in the world. It is encased in bulletproof glass and separated by multiple wood barriers, another airport rail, three security personnel, and a bottle of water.

 

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Musée du Louvre is an amazing building, even without any art

 

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All sorts of raided antiquities grace the halls of the Musée du Louvre.

 

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Statues at Musée du Louvre are gorgeous

 

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2014-11-06 Line at ND

Line to climb Notre-Dame de Paris. The ground floor is free and has no wait.

 

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Donation box at Notre-Dame de Paris. I see Chinese Yuan, Euro, US Dollars, and Korean Won.

 

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Inside Notre-Dame de Paris

 

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One of the most famous bookstores in the world and location of the start of one of my favorite films, Before Sunset. It is extremely claustrophobic in there.

 

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Notre-Dame de Paris

 

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2014-11-05 Pont Alexandre III

Best looking bridge in Paris, Pont Alexandre III