Wednesday, February 4, 2015

{Travel} European Vacation - Day 7 Paris (Pompidou)

It was our last full day in Paris and what a gorgeous day it was!

This was the courtyard of the apartment building where we stayed.  We walked through that doorway and passageway to the bigger double doors leading out to the street.

Walking to the Metro.
Pont-de-L'alma Station was about a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment. We kept our schedule pretty loose and the last day free to do whatever we liked. It had gotten very chilly so we decided an indoor activity was in order.

Off to the Centre Georges Pompidou.
It was a Sunday and not a whole lot is open on Sundays in Paris. The Pompidou was and we wanted to check out the modern art (and be inside!), especially Jeff Koons work.
There are stunning views from the top of the museum.

Can you spot me?

 The Jeff Koons exhibit was very colorful and a lot of fun!  
I love that he's from Pennsylvania!

The museum's architecture is really modern too!

We also went to the Marcel Duchamp exhibit.

...and a few others but I was getting tired of taking photos.

Duchamp's version of the Mona Lisa.
More views from the top!
The gift shops were fun to browse and then I got to hang out with this guy while the girls finished their browsing/shopping.
We walked to Rue Montorgueil and looked for a place for lunch but we were at an odd hour for lunching on a Sunday so we ended up cabbing it back to our neighborhood and had lunch at Tribeca (our second time there).
It's such a pretty street.
The graffiti is attractive as well.
"Even bad guys dream of love".
We needed to pack that night(and take a few family photos).
We stayed local and had dinner at a touristy place with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Brasserie de la Tour Eiffel. Our waiter was hysterical!
Of course we needed to capture a few more memories on our walk home,
but the adventure wasn't over...we were heading to London in the morning!

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Dee said...

Oh wow! A vacation in Paris is right at the top of my bucket list and I love every one of those pictures.

Also, thanks for the advice. I really want to continue with this vegetarian challenge I made with my daughters. I'll be skimming through some of your previous posts for some inspiration. Enjoy your wonderful adventure with your family... :)

Tamar SB said...

I seriously need to go to Paris!! That view of the Eiffel Tower is amazing!

Carla from The River said...

London here we come!

I have enjoyed Paris with your family. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I have loved seeing your pictures! What an amazing trip you and your beautiful family enjoyed! I'm sure you made some wonderful memories together! I love that the last day was relaxed and easy, a change to check out last minute fun and beauty!

Becky said...

What great views! It just never gets old!! (However, I was more fond of England:))

Ida said...

Ah the city of romance. Paris seems like such a beautiful place. You saw some interesting art there in that museum and the views were fabulous.

Dawn Gross said...

Gorgeous streets and pretty much everything!

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