End of the day photos taken atop the Samaritaine viewing deck on our way back from the Louvre.
Our day started with a cab ride to the Musee D'Orsay where there were absolutely no lines to get in. And how pleased we were until we noticed the sign, museum closed due to a staff strike. Undeterred, we walked across the Pont Royal to the Louvre where we discovered our favorite thing, a true bargain. The Louvre staff was also on strike, but instead of being closed, it was open and free for the day. Most of our time was spent admiring the roomful of Rubens paintings in the Richelieu wing, followed by a leisurely lunch in the Cafe Richelieu. From there we walked home, surveying all the garden shops along the way and even purchasing some mache seeds for French lettuce memories when we get back.