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Jol and I went to Paris for the weekend, it was lovely. Eurostar over to Gare Du Nord. We stayed in an appartment-hotel by the Jardin Des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement. We decided to walk the city, rather than use the metro. Paris really isn’t that big. We walked the banks of the Seine, strolled through the various different Jardins, ate lots of amazing ice cream and tasty hot crepes.

us after crepes

a rather unflattering picture taken after eating said crepes in the jardin off the Champs-Elysées.

A great tip for those thinking of visiting Paris; if you can time your trip so that you go during the 1st sunday of the month, all national galleries and museums are open for free. It means you can indulge in a lot of culture for no cost, which is great. Which is exactly what we did! Amongst other things, on our very packed Free Culture Sunday we went to the Musée d’Orsay to see Jols favorite sculpture ever, the White Bear.

musee d'orsaywhite bear

We also went to the Musée Picasso, which was just mind blowing. Jol took no pictures of the work, but this nice photo of the stairs in the building (which was a lovely piece of architecture):

Musée Picasso

on our walk from the Musée Picasso we met this fellow:

doggie

He had casts on both his broken front legs. he had been hobbling along and then plopped down for a rest as it’s clearly hard work walking with 2 doggie casts on. He was very obliging and turned to look at us as we took the photo. Click for a larger image.

This was the walk through the Jardin Des Plantes we took rather a lot en route to which ever bit of Paris we were headed for:

jardin des plantes

and this is just another nice pic Jol took:

ripped

It was a such a nice weekend, and now I just want to go back!

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