Last night we did a bit of wandering along the Seine. We stopped at the Tuileries Gardens
We checked out the Louvre (just the outside for now; we'll go in it another day).
Sandi got her first crepe of the trip (and she got her second tonight).
Today, we left the apartment quite early, despite my sleepless night (were you with me on Facebook during the wee hours of the morning when I couldn't fall asleep?). Our street was very noisy and busy last night, but I don't think that was what kept me awake. In any case, this is how quiet it was this morning when we left at 8:30:
We started out at the D'Orsay Museum. We got there before it opened so we didn't have to wait in line too long.
Unfortunately, it is prohibited to take photos inside the museum so we'll have to make do with this picture as evidence I was actually there. I love love love art museums. The last time I was in Paris, we visited the Louvre but I had to be content with staring longingly out the window of the bus while we drove past the D'Orsay. It was wonderful to go and spend a few hours there today!
After our museum visit, we decided to check out the last leg of the Tour de France. Why not, eh? We might never get another chance. We waited for two hours then
a parade of "floats" from the sponsors of the race.
We waited another hour or more and then
Beaucoup de bicyclettes!
They went by eight times and were so close we probably (maybe) could have touched them. Wow - it was pretty amazing!