Sunday, August 7, 2011

French Mademoiselle in Paris: Day 4

Bonjour lovelies!

Do you know what today is?
It's the first Sunday of the month!

Do you know what that means?
Free entrance for museums in Paris!

That's why I visited three today.
Oui, trois!

Firstly, Musée Rodin in the 7th arrondissement.
The sun could not have come out at a better day than today.
The sunny garden was an absolute delight to walk in.

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin


After Rodin I took the metro to Réaumur and had lunch in my apartment.
I bought Poilâne's eponymous sourdough loaf.

Poilâne is one of France's most famous bakeries.
It is run by the third generation of the Poilâne family,
daughter Appolonia, who took it over in 2002 at the young
age of 17 after her parents died in a helicopter crash.
She is now a Harvard graduate.

Poilâne


Et puis, I went to Musée Jeu de Paume in the Tuileries Garden.
Jeu de Paume is a museum of contemporary art showing
different exhibitions every few months.
Today the works of Claude Cahun and Santu Mofokeng were on display.

Die-hard Sex and the City fans (me, me!) might recognize this museum.
It is the museum where Carrie's boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky has his exhibition in Paris.
(Last episode, season 6, "An American Girl in Paris, Part Deux")

Musée Jeu de Paume


Then, I walked across the Tuileries Garden and stepped inside Musée de l'Orangerie.
Musée de l'Orangerie has many works of impressionist and post-impressionist artists,
such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-August Renoir, Alfred Sisley.
But it is most famous for housing 8 of Claude Monet's Water Lilies.

Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie


After all that art, I needed my daily sugar-fix.
So I head out to the Centre Pompidou area and bought 2 cupcakes at Berko.
Key Lime & Rose. Remember my Rose Cupcakes?

Berko Cupcakes

Berko Cupcakes

Berko Cupcakes

My Rose Cupcakes were better! ;)

Au Revoir,

6 comments:

Nency Ms. New York US 2011 said...

looove ur blog! :)

M.A.the2nd said...

Dear French Mademoiselle .... I hope you are having an absolutely wonderful time. Everything looks so fantastic ... I also adore the Rodin Musuem and La Orangerie. Exquisite! We were in Paris last month and your posts bring back wonderful memories! Would love to see more photos!
best wishes always
Frances

Desire Empire said...

Love seeing Paris through your eyes

Suzi said...

Oh I am lving your journey. The Rodin musee is my absolute favorite Paris musee. There is something magical a out it that just takes my breath away. I realid how much a love sculpture andnthe sensuality of it.
I love the musee de orangerie as well. Teo of my favorites today. What a perfect day in Paris. Your bread looks lovely. X-

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Looks amazing..will have to see these places, the next time I'm in Paris!! x

d e l i g h t said...

Just found your blog this morning and I can't pull myself away from it! Reminds me so much of my trip to Paris three years ago. I am dreaming of going back again. Your photographs are stunning! Also a new follower of both of your blogs.
Linda