Well, I did not mean for my last post to be a cliffhanger. Unfortunately I fell ill with a very nasty virus and became terribly backlogged on a number of fronts. So, onwards to the afternoon of Paris on our second day.
After our morning session, we made our way to the Pantheon in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Although originally built as a church, the building now functions as a mausoleum. The scale of this building is truly impressive as you can see from the photos below.
And then it was on to the Musee d’Orsay. The building was once a railway station which is fairly easy to tell from a few of the photos below. It houses a large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Amazing really. We covered Monet, Renoir, Seurat and, of course, Van Gogh.
We then made our way to Jardin des Tuileries.
From the Louvre we made the long walk from Place du Carrousel through to the Champs-Elysees. We walked under the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.
Continuing through Place de la Concorde. Not too sure about the Grande Roue though. It seems to take away from the amazing architecture of this city.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysees runs for almost 2 kilometres between Place de la Concorde and Place Charles de Gaulle. We made it to the Arc de Triomphe and, after a very long day of touring Paris, we decided to head back to our hotel.
Day two in Paris was now finished.