Free Day in Paris and Morning Walk

Today we visited the d'Orsay Museum which was recommended by Bob. Below, you can see the rail station look from the inside.
Elaine like this one so much, she photographed it with her Elph.
Close up of the scene through the clock.
Elaine thinks this is a Van Gogh.
On the way to lunch, looking down on the eaters.
Another long shot of the central corridor.
But I would have loved to heard this magnificent organ being played, although there would be no way it could accompany our concert, which would have been held in front of that orange place to the right. Thanks, Dianne.

But it was a great spooky place for that Da Vinci code document to have been discovered. 

We took the Metro back to the hotel, and readied ourselves for our long planned evening meal.
The L'EPI DUPIN, a favorite of many who visit Paris. Elaine faxed a reservation request to the fax # on the card. Elaine talked to a person in New York recently who always eats here when he visits Paris. They have fixed menus and ours was 30 Euros apiece. With wine & cheese, it came to 100 Euros total. In case you can't read it, the email is
It is housed in an old, reconstituted rail station.
The main floor had many metal works of art.
We went up to the top floor, and got this inside shot of the large exterior clock.
The paintings above and below are by Toulouse Lautrec.
After lunch, looking into the eaters to the left, my telephoto caught Jonathan and Anne Short. 
This is where we are now headed, of Da Vinci Code fame.

It's a very dark, dreary interior with virtually no place where a chorus could easily sing. You might remember that the initial announcement had us singing our last concert here. The surrounding area is also pretty drab, with a market right at their front steps. We're glad the venue was changed.

We took the Metro to this lovely restaurant to claim reservations made months earlier. The meal was perfect - the picture, well, I failed to notice the flash didn't go off.

Last Day in Paris:  Our Morning Walk

We walked from our hotel on Rue de Chabrol,

which headed directly into Galeries Lafayette seen below.
These are the sequence of harps along the side of the Opera House. We didn't have time for an internal tour this time.
Below, what we saw in 1996 from the risers at La Madeleine when they opened the giant doors to let out the audience.
We sang under this dome below in 1996.

The figures around the dome are overexposed here.

 down Rue la Fayette

But our goal was Opera de Garnier seen below, the famous Paris Opera House.
They are in the process of gilding the statues seen above and below.
Our object now was to walk to La Madeleine.
No question. This is inside La Madeleine.
Better exposure of the figures along with the altar sculpture.
A quick metro ride to Libertel Terminus Est -- named for the rail terminal, not the fact that it is our last hotel in the tour.

Next, our Last Concert and Last Dinner on tour.         Table of Contents