Here is proof that I did ride!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
On Tuesday we finally went into the Musee D'Orsay. We went last time and it was closed. We nearly didn't line up this time as the lines seemed so long but thankfully, they didn't take too long and it was well worth the wait. The immpressionist paintings were amazing. There were so many Monets!! You aren't allowed to take photos but here are a few of the building and the view.
We were lucky as the sun came out while we were at the gardens and we then rode back to catch the train back to Paris.
Monday, June 17, 2013
We are now in our cottage in Yorkshire and have had a nice first day exploring. But.... I had best blog some of Paris first. We had a very special week in Paris and it was great fun sharing the week with Annemarie and Garrick. Our apartment was really good and though it was in the 19th/20th arrondisement, it was very close to a Metro station so we headed off each day armed with our tickets and the Metro map. We walked a lot and saw so many different places this time. This was the view from our apartment.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Here are a few more images of the bike and barge tour.
In the afternoon we met the boat and sailed across the Pont Canal.
Here is the whole group on the barge on the Pont canal.
On the next day I had another day off while most of the group rode on. It was to be a hilly course so thought it would be better. It was fun to sail on the barge and watch as it went through quite a few locks.
The barge then stayed here near the old historic 7 locks. The next day we did a cycling loop around and visited a lovely old church and saw more beautiful scenery as well as a lovely castle.
We saw so many beautiful sights and were so lucky with the weather. We leave Paris tomorrow (very rainy today) and will have to catch up on the last week when we are in England. We have had a lovely time here (though it hasn't been summery) and have seen and experienced so many great things.