May 14th, 2019: A bittersweet goodbye to lovely Paris and the close of 5 amazing weeks in Europe!!!
May 13th, 2019: Our last full day in Paris – the incomparable Musée de Louvre and another visit to Monet’s water lillies at the Musée de l’Orangerie!!!
May 12th, 2019: A visit to the Rodin Museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Musée de L’Homme and the Champs Élysées!!!
May 11th, 2019: An incredible day in Paris visiting the Picasso Museum and the Centre Pompidou!!!
May 10th, 2019: The incredible Musée d’Orsay and dinner at an old, late-night Paris bistro in Les Halles, with an old friend from our years living in Japan!!!
May 9th, 2019: By TGV high-speed train from Angoulême, back to Paris!!!
This morning we hopped back on board the tiny, one-car train for the ride along the beautiful, meandering Dordogne River, from Sarlat-la-Canéda to Périgueux, and then on to a faster, but still local train from Périgueux, back to the large city of Bordeaux. At the Bordeaux St. Jean central train station we boarded a duplex…
April 13th and 14th, 2019: Taking the night train from Paris through Switzerland to Venice!!!
When we left the little hotel, Hotel Rue St. André des-Arts in the early morning, we immediately headed for I’lle de Cité and the fabulous Notre Dame de Paris in the early morning light of a brilliant spring day!
We took a mid-morning train from Paris’ hyper-busy Gare Saint-Lazare station, which took us deep into the Normandy region…