After the ‘ band-watching-groupie’ leg of our trip (which took us to Belgium and London and will get a blog post of its own) we came back to Paris and spent a few hours at the Musee d’ Orsay, which is full to the brim with incredible Impressionist artwork (a dream come true for me as one of my majors at university was the history of art). You are not allowed to take photographs of the paintings, but if you Google artists like Renoir, Manet, Monet, Degas and Van Gogh and you will have an idea of what we saw.
Our final day in Paris (before we return at the end of our trip) was spent at the incredible palace of Versailles, home to King Louis the 14th, 15th and 16th as well as Marie Antoinette.
When palace life seemed too much for Marie Antoinette she liked to pretend she was a peasant, so she had a special farm village constructed on the property for this purpose, including perfumed sheep. This is not a joke – no wonder there was a revolution!
Tourists were throwing bread into this river and the fish were going crazy!
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