Highlights of Paris: Part 2

Day Four: March 30, we took a tour of the Grand Masterpieces in the Louvre Museum. Our tour guide pointed out the Three Ladies of the Louvre: The Venus de Milo, Nike, and the Mona Lisa. We were glad we took a tour that highlighted the most famous works because if you were to look at each piece in the Louvre for 7 seconds, it would take you 80 years to see everything.

That night we took another New Europe Tour, this one of Montmarte, "the art capital of Paris." The tour started across from the famous Moulin Rouge. We saw where Van Gogh lived and Picasso worked. The highlight of the tour was Sacre Coeur, a Basilique overlooking all of Paris. When it was first built it was very controversial for several reasons, one being it's Romano-byzantine architecture, an usual mix-match of architectural styles. It combines, Gothic gargoyles, mosque-like domes,
Greek and Venician styles, among many others.


At the end of the tour we each received a free glass of wine.





Day Five: We strolled down the beautiful Avenue des Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs Elysees is Paris' premier shopping street with stores such as Louis Vuitton. We ended the day with a night cruise on the Bateaux-Mouches. We saw the City of Lights as we traveled on the River Seine. 








Day Six: Our final day in Paris was spent at Notre Dame. We walked through the Cathedral and ate a picnic lunch outside the masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It was then off to the airport for our journey back to Scotland. 



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