We started our day by meeting at the metro station. Everyone arrived bright and early around 9 am. The group filed into the train and we headed towards Paris. Our first destination was the Musée de l’Armé (Hôtel des Invalides). The goal was to spend some time at the museum admiring the paintings, sculptures, and architecture displayed around the Napoleonic tomb. The high, intricately painted ceilings were astonishing. Followed by shimmering gold accents and the immense casket itself, the entire building was breathtaking. After the group had wandered through the building, we headed out for a quick snack and some souvenir shopping. For the next few hours, we explored the Père Lachaise Cemetery. The cemetery contains many famous figures, such as Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Frederic Chopin, etc… The Père Lachaise Cemetery has hundreds of graves, all unique to each person. Following the cemetery, the group continued on to the Musée D’Orsay. Our group split into two smaller groups that went on separate guided tours. Throughout the museum there were a variety of different paintings, sculptures, architectural displays and pictures. The museum itself was constructed inside an old train station, Le Gare d’Orsay. The building is immense, with a mix of modern and original structures. The museum specializes in impressionist artists, such as Monet or Degas. When the tours were completed, we had free time to look around the gallery and enjoy the art. Once the time was up, we headed back to Versailles via metro.
Le jour a commencé avec le soleil qui brillait dans nos chambres. Notre groupe s’est rencontré à 9 heures du matin à la station de train. Nous sommes arrivés a l’Hôtel des Invalides où le tombeau de Napoléon Bonaparte se trouve. C’était tellement magnifique avec toutes les peintures murales dans le bâtiment. Par la suite, on a visité le cimetière Père Lachaise et on a vu les tombeaux de Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Fryderyk Chopin et beaucoup plus! Finalement, on a exploré le musée d’Orsay et on avait un tour guidé fantastique. Les peintures et sculptures étaient exceptionnelles et on a pris tellement belles photos. En général, on a eu beaucoup de plaisir aujourd’hui, mais la seule partie négative c’était le montant de marche qu’on devait faire!