Our Saturday started with an excursion, via the Metro, to the Paris Science Museum. Apart from the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and a few other good interactive displays, it was somewhat disappointing. After lunch, we braved the very hectic yet incredibly beautiful department store, "Les Galleries Lafayette" - complete with its towering Swarovski crystal Christmas tree. The crowds were hideous and we left an hour later with just the fragrance on our wrists from the perfume counter.
Today, we tried to plan much better but were still a little let down by our choices. Our first point of call was the Vanves Flea Markets followed by the art markets near Montparnasse. Again, we left virtually empty-handed (except for a delicacy from the local patisserie!), as most things were overpriced or completely lacking in appeal. Our saving grace was the more interesting Musee des Invalides, where Napoleon Bonaparte is entombed and which houses fascinating war memorabilia and medieval armour.
|Mastering the Paris Metro|
|Our local Metro station, "Chemin Vert"|
|Da Vinci exhibition, Paris Science Centre|
|Optical illusion - Big Sean and Little Brett, Science Centre|
|Swarovski Christmas Tree - Les Galleries Lafayette|
|Perfume at Les Galleries Lafayette!|
|Patisserie treat in Paris!|
|La Musee des Invalides, Paris|
|WWI Memorabilia, La Musee des Invalides|
|Not quite bullet-proof|
|Sunday afternoon in Paris|
|Sean with his momento of Hard Rock Cafe, Paris|