Paris and Chartres (day 3)

For photos of days 1 and 2, click the numbers.

First stop (after a corner shop for breakfast groceries): the Musée de l'Orangerie and its fantastic collection of Impressionist paintings.
First stop (after a corner shop for breakfast groceries): the Musée de l’Orangerie and its fantastic collection of Impressionist paintings.
Next up: the Musée Rodin. It was being renovated, so a lot of the collections weren't on display, but many of his most famous works (like this one) are in the garden.
Next up: the Musée Rodin. It was being renovated, so a lot of the collections weren’t on display, but many of his most famous works (like this one) are in the garden.
Our afternoon treat: a visit to nearby Chartres to see their fabulous cathedral!
Our afternoon treat: a visit to nearby Chartres to see their fabulous cathedral!
The "blue Virgin" window in the cathedral at Chartres.
The “blue Virgin” window in the cathedral at Chartres.
Yeah, it's a really big church.
Yeah, it’s a really big church.
View from halfway up the north steeple.
View from halfway up the north steeple.
Some of the town, as seen from the top of the tallest tower.
Some of the town, as seen from the top of the tallest tower.
And again!
And again!
When we got back to Paris, it was actually sunny for a change! Here's the church of St. Germain de Pres.
When we got back to Paris, it was actually sunny for a change! Here’s the church of St. Germain de Pres.
Dinner at La Jacobine (which Mom remembered fondly from our first family trip to Paris): tagines for the both of us.
Dinner at La Jacobine (which Mom remembered fondly from our first family trip to Paris): tagines for the both of us.
Wine makes every dinner better.
Wine makes every dinner better.
And here's the counterpoint photo. I didn't manage to look at the camera this time.
And here’s the counterpoint photo. I didn’t manage to look at the camera this time.
Dessert: a (naturally wheat-free) "macaronade" filled with whipped cream and raspberries. Delicious!
Dessert: a (naturally wheat-free) “macaronade” filled with whipped cream and raspberries. Delicious!
Mom's lovely photo of the Pont Neuf, on the last of our post-prandial walks.
Mom’s lovely photo of the Pont Neuf, on the last of our post-prandial walks.
Okay, we did visit the Louvre...just not the inside!
Okay, we did visit the Louvre…just not the inside!

The next day, Mom got up early and headed off to the airport, and I took the metro back to the Gare du Nord soon afterward. It was really nice to see her (and Paris)! And now, back to regular life…

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Paris and Chartres (day 3)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s