This trip to Paris I tried to visit a few different museums, including the Petit Palais. I snapped a few pics of my favorite pieces of art, including this painting, The Parisienne, by Charles-Alexandre Giron. Doesn’t she just exude chicness?
I just loved this sculpture. Its a little different since she is laying down when most sculptures are taller with the subjects standing up. But I really thought she was very relatable. Who doesn’t feel like throwing themselves down like this some days?
I don’t remember who this lovely lady is, but because we were in Paris and she was carrying a a huge sack full of baguettes, I declared her the Goddess of Bread.
I feel like this lady is the French cousin of Venus de Milo, who is currently residing across town in the Louvre Museum. The only thing I am curious about is why she is stepping on the face mask!
This little guy — a little frog/bunny gremlin — was one of my favorites even though he kind of creeps me out. I definitely wouldn’t want to see this guy in my backyard!
Day 2 in Paris was bright and sunny — perfect for a stroll in the Tuileries Garden! We had been making our way from our Air BnB apartment in St. Germain to the Petit Palais — a public museum on the other side of the river not far from the Place de la Concorde. I was super excited to wear some of the cute jewelry I picked up in Strasbourg — a cameo ring and an octopus necklace — which seemed to fit into my netural/olive green color palette quite well.
Check out my Instagram page for some more real time snaps from my 2nd day in Paris! Like this sculpture that I saw at the Petit Palais. I don’t remember her story, but I later decided that she was the Parisian Goddess of Bread!
Paris has so many museums and on this trip I had on my agenda plans to stop into a few of the smaller ones I had not yet visited. First on my list was Musée Rodin! A small museum with an adjoining café and outdoor garden full of sculptures, it was definitely worth the trip.
You might have guessed, but it was this pink bag that I picked up at the Longchamp store in Strasbourg! I just loved the color and decided to switch things up by getting the shorter handles. After touring the gardens we all ran for cover inside the museum when a thunderstorm rolled through Paris.
After our visit to Champagne we were finally en route to Paris! Of course, I could’t leave Reims without a proper French breakfast of toast with jam, croissants, orange juice, and coffee. They served me apricot jam — which I had never tried before — and I am obsessed! It is amazing and I can’t wait to finish off the jam we already have in the house so I can buy some apricot jam!
We took a quick train from Reims to Champagne-Ardenne, and then switched to the high speed TGV for the 40 minute ride to Paris’ Gare de l’Est. Don’t forget to composter voter billet!
Our Air BnB apartment wasn’t ready when we arrived, so we stopped at a café outside the Luxembourg Gardens and had some lunch. Our apartment in Paris was small, but perfect! It was right in the 6th arrondissment – the bustling Saint Germain des Prés area and very close to the Odéon metro stop and theater. A quick walk to the gardens, metro, restaurants, and shopping it is definitely my favorite part of the city.