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.
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.
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.
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")
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.
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?
My Rose Cupcakes were better! ;)