I spent seven very nice days in Paris. This was my first visit there, and I hope it won't be my last.
Since my family and I were first-time visitors, we spent most of the time doing the usual tourist activities--the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Montmartre, Versailles. We also made it to the Museum of the Middle Ages (the Cluny), where I especially enjoyed getting to see what a portable altar looked like (very small and, thus, very portable), to Père-Lachaise cemetery, the Concierge, and to the Cathedral of Saint-Denis (burial place of most French kings, including Philip the Fair). I'll be posting some more pictures later, but here's a few odds and ends. First, our family, being people of taste and discernment, couldn't resist this souvenir:
I thought the Ricardians who read this blog would like this tough-looking fellow at the Louvre:
I was quite taken with this advertisement featuring a bespectacled bunny:
Paul Delaroche's painting of the Princes in the Tower: