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Bonjour Paris - Part II

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Thu, Mar 03, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

My adventures through Paris continued!

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Musée d’Orsay

After lunch, we made our way through a few art galleries in Paris. I saw so many works by some of my favorite artists like Van Gogh, Monet and Seurat (just to name a few)! Monet’s Water Lilies are even more breathtaking in person.






Musée de l'Orangerie




Arc de Triomphe

Although we didn’t climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, we did manage to take a group picture!

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Eiffel Tower during the day

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Eiffel Tower at night

Unfortunately, our first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower was covered in fog, but by the time it was dark, I could see the whole tower. It was 10 million times more beautiful when it was all lit up. Then, it started twinkling. Apparently, every hour on the hour the whole Eiffel Tower flashes bright lights! After that, I kind of understood why Paris is called the City of Lights. It was a spectacular experience, and I can’t wait to go back!


Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Even though the weather wasn’t great I had an amazing time exploring the culture I spent years studying in high school. I’m hoping to make it back to Paris sometime in spring when the weather is a lot warmer and sunnier to take even more pictures of this fascinating city. J’adore Paris!




So many macarons!

Topics: study abroad, Paris, France, Gina McKlveen, Musee d’Orsay, macarons, Eiffel Tower, Musee de l’Orangerie, Arc de Triomphe

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