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Further Adventures

We survived the revenge of Montezuma and the spite of Marie Antoinette to set off today for the Musee Jacquemart-Andre, a museum that is best compared to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It contains the personal art collection of a husband and wife, gathered in their magnificent home in the 8th arrondissment. We spent the morning there, followed by a lovely lunch in the museum cafe. From there we walked along Bd. Haussman to the Opera Garnier, where we toured the fabulous building itself and then spent more time enthralled by the videos of various ballet productions. All our efforts to get tickets to the current production 'Homage a Jerome Robbins' have been in vain - perhaps they just don't sell them online or could they be sold out? -certainly we've tried. Getting back from Opera Garnier, I made a mistake in reading the Metro map. Once we straightened it out and got on the correct Metro, we realized that two additional stops would bring us directly to Tour Montparnasse, the view of the entire surroundings of Paris that Barbara was especially interested in seeing. So of course, we went those two extra stops to see it. We rode the fastest elevator in Paris (there may not really be that many) to get to the 56th floor and the view was quite spectacular. We also went up to the 59th floor terrasse, an outdoor viewing deck, but the wind made it quite uncomfortable and we only stayed a few minutes. Instead we went back down, found a table and had deux coupe de champagnes while we watched the sun set and lights come on in the city below. A nice ending to another day in Paris. See photos from the last two days.


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