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    Travel: Mona Lisa

    Seeing the Mona Lisa is such a great experience. Visiting the Louvre is awesome, although I like the Musée d’Orsay better – I’m a painting person. First, expect to wait – and then wait – and then wait some more. All in all, we waited 45 minutes to see her (and only for 3 minutes, I might add). Seems silly, right? Well, if you like people, or like people watching rather, than this is a lot of fun. Seeing the Mona Lisa This is line…

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    Travel: Gallery of Coaches

    Gallery of Coaches – it’s an exhibit that’s just outside of the Palace of Versailles. It’s free to attend or perhaps no one checked us for tickets. Or, maybe it’s included in your palace tour ticket. Either way, it’s worth the stop to check out all of these beautiful carriages. Some for travel, others for ceremonies – like funerals or coronations. Gallery of Coaches It’s a little hard to find – see the little sign on the second post from the right – that’s the…

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    Travel: Musical Gardens Versailles

    The Musical Gardens at Versailles – they are beautiful and especially so on a bright and sunny day. Most often you can get the gardens included in your ticket, yet they’re not included in the Paris Museum Pass. We purchased the tickets separately. While we enjoyed ourselves, the added cost of seeing the gardens wasn’t quite worth it. Musical Gardens Versailles We spent about 45 minutes exploring the grounds which I can only image cost a fortune to upkeep. One thing we noted, however, is…

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    Travel: Palace of Versailles

    Palace of Versailles is about an hour outside of Paris by train. We train hopped twice and made it in about 48 minutes with a 12 minute walk through the city of Versailles. Arrive early, since as you can see from the photo above, the line is long to get through security. Took us about 45 minutes to get into the palace. Once in we used our phones with the Palace of Versailles app to listen to the in-depth tour of the royal residence. Palace…

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    Travel: Musée d’Orsay

    The Musée d’Orsay is worth the visit – to me, it’s better than any other museum in Paris and quite possibly my favourite museum of all time. It’s full of so much impressionist art and I could sit there and stare at it all day long. Not to mention the location of this place is beautiful. Right by the river with all the boats and traffic, so urban and cosmopolitan. Musée d’Orsay Our first stop at the Musée – the Upper Level 5. Full of…