The Rodin Sculpture Garden was absolutely stunning. We found a nice Canadian couple to take our photo--one of the few we have of the both of us :). Rodin is famous for his scutpler "the THinker" that if you've seen Night in the Museum II, you will most definitely remember as the statue that was showing off to the half naked lady statue. Anyway, back to Paris...Christian was most enthrawled by the gardens, hedges, trees, and of course the statues too. I was grateful for a beautiful place to rest my feet, and the bathrooms were actually clean!
There were many fun places to eat and shop near the Pompidou--the modern art museum. It has all of the electrical and structural support on the outside so it makes for a pretty crazy building. We saw some magicians and street performers, too. Very fun place. (In the picture, you can see C1 enjoying his crepe just outside the building).
We had to have crepes--and Christian talked me into a savory one, and I'm glad he did. Provolone and ham--delicious...although I could have done with half as much cheese :). Polo Jeans guy did a marvelous job...so we went back to him a few days later to try a sweet crepe.
Sacre Coeur (meaning sacred heart FYI) was our favorite place in Paris--pictured in the Paris sneak peak post. This white church was just amazing and actually felt like a good place to worship...in contrast to some of the other cathedrals' distracting dark feelings. There was a great view of the city, and we got our first glimpse of the Eiffel Tour while there.
Over all, the Parisians were incredibly helpful, and spoke great English...as long as you asked them to. The metro was easy (for C1, anyway), and minus the 2nd broken umbrella, hives, our convertor breaking, me losing my 3-day metro pass within 2 hours of purchasing it, and all the museums closed for "May Day" our last day there, Paris was full of art, color, creativity, great cheese, unforgettable gelato, hard-to-pronounce words, and everything I had hoped it would be!