A set of pictures from a short weekend visit to Paris during my Lyon stay.

ParisMontmartreNight

View from the hill of Montmatre at night [48 53 7 N, 2 20 26 E].

ParisSacreCoeurNight

Basilica of the Sacré Coeur [48 53 9 N, 2 30 36 E], Montmartre. The similarity of style and prominent location with the Notre-Dame Basilica in Lyon is not a coincidence; both were built at the end of the 19th C as symbols of a Church triumphant over revolutionary socialist movements.

ParisPassSolferino

“Lovers’ locks” on the passarelle Solférino.

ParisMuseedOrsay

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The Musée d’Orsay is a magnificent collection of mostly later 19th C French art housed in the former Gare d’Orsay.

ParisRetreatfromMoscow
Meissonier‘s famous picture of Napoleon, “Campagne de France“.

ParisVanGogh

Van Gogh’s “Maison à  Cordeville”.  The angle shows the thickness of the paint strokes.

ParisImpressionist

A nice example of the Impressionists.  Unfortunately I can’t now remember the artist!

ParisFurniture

The museum also has an interesting small collection of furniture from the period.

ParisHotel

For a hotel in the centre of Paris, the Hôtel Saint-Louis Bastille offered excellent quality for quite a reasonable rate.  Very convenient for the Gare de Lyon.

Paris 2009

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