Bright and early Saturday morning, we boarded the train:
|Doesn't she look excited??|
...and arrived in Paris just two short hours later. Then it was a quick metro ride to the hotel....
|Kate and Lulu in the metro|
|Kate and Lulu testing out the bed|
|We really didn't buy that much. I just made her carry everything. :)|
After our shopping marathon, we headed back to the hotel to rest for a little while and then freshen up for dinner. I'd made a reservation at this place because it was a short walk from the hotel and I'd heard it had authentic French food at reasonable prices. It was excellent. Kate ordered a goat cheese salad and an omelette and I had roast pork. Delicious! The staff was extremely kind and attentive and addressed Kate as "petite princesse" throughout dinner, which she loved. I was so proud of her because she even ordered her own dinner in French. Such a big girl!
|Once again Lulu stayed at the hotel. But after seeing other dogs at the restaurant, |
Kate was rather annoyed that we didn't bring Lulu.
Then we headed across the Seine...
|We couldn't have had better weather!|
... to the Musée d'Orsay. I was glad we'd bought a combined Orangerie/Orsay ticket at the Musée de l'Orangerie because the line at Orsay was very long, but with our combo ticket we were able to walk right in. Of course the museum is a treasure trove of incredible art, but we also appreciated the architecture of the building itself.
|And Kate particularly loved the clock. Behind her is a gorgeous view of the city.|
This was Kate's favorite statue:
A couple of hours in the museum and my intrepid little traveler was starting to flag. So we had a quick pain au chocolat in the museum cafe and then wandered back across the river to our hotel.
And then, all too soon, it was time to catch the train home.
|Kate and Lulu boarding the train home|
One very tired little girl heading home:
Kate loved our trip so much that she asked that we please go back again before we move and do exactly the same thing all over again: same hotel, same shops, same restaurant and museums. I don't know that we'll have time for that but I do hope to make this an annual excursion!