Museum Day, or so we thought.
Today we left our hotel by bus. We traveled the scenic route that follower the right bank of the Seine.
Without changing busses we arrived at the Orangerie. The line were incredibly short and soon we were in a very special place. They do not allow pictures of Monet's Water Lilies that make up the two grand oval rooms of the Orangerie, but the Jean Walter-Paul Guillaume collection is especially wonderful on its own. And to top it all, there was a special exhibit of Soutine. Pictures were allowed in the Walter-Guillaume collection so here we go with a very small sample.
Modigliani - Portrait of Paul Guillaume
Rousseau - La Noce
Modigliani - Seated Boy
Picasso - Nu
Matisse - Odalisque
Derain - La Beau Modele
Utrillo - I don't remember the title of this work
We then went to the d'Orsay.
The lines were so long we opted for lunch at a creperie.
Putting the d'Orsay off until Friday, we created a new plan.
We then joined Arnold and Jennifer for a wonderful dinner at Le Navigator. My starter was mussels. It wasn't really a starter since the portion was larger than I have at home for a plat! They were the best mussels I have ever had. I think the trick was that the sauce consisted of cream, spices, and lots of leeks and it had been reduced forever and ever. Fantastic. My veal liver in a wine sauce was also very, very good.
We headed for our hotel, filled with good food and good memories of another day in Paris.