Finally, I think I can now post my Paris trip but the WiFi in our Venice hotel is a bit dodgy according to my dad and mom.
We arrived in Paris by Thalys, the high speed train from Antwerp. We had a taxi to our hotel on the left bank (rive gauche) in Saint Germain de Pres near the Sorbonne. While the room was being cleaned we had lunch on Blvd. San Germain de Pres at “Le Bar á Huître” which had some great scallops and razor clams.
After we dropped our bags off we rested until my godfather Jonathan came over from London. Then we walked the quayside down to the Museé Dorsay. We decided to make a quick tour of the 2nd floor only so we could get back in time to change for our dinner cruise on the Bateaux Mouches.
We saw a collection of sculptures by Rodin an others as well as some Post-Impressionist paintings and then a nice exhibition of Art Noveau furtniture which I really like because on of my dad and mom’s favorite designer Victor Horta who is Belgian.
We walked back to our hotel and changed for dinner.
On the Bateaux Mouches
The next day we woke and had breakfast then took the Metro to Montmarte (Anvers Station). There we went to mass at Sacre Couer and walked around shaking off the sketch pad hustlers and had lunch in the Village near the artist stalls.
This is Frederick and WiFi is improving. Today was a big day for me in Venice and tomorrow I will tell you about it. For now I am just simpatico!