Tuileries Gardens
Tuileries Gardens

Our favorite city never fails to enchant. We decided to spend three nights here on our way to Italy.

We arrived on May Day which is an important holiday in Europe. We took the prearranged Black Car service through Paris-Shuttle which is a private car. No traffic or people on the streets. In fact, street near the hotel was blocked off as police were expecting the Yellow Vests, Black Bloc and others to be protesting. Also many metro stops and places were closed.

I've somehow missed the Museum of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy which is an old-school display of bones and fossils. So after our jet-lag abated a bit we headed to the Metro to visit the museum.

Sylvia and I had just seen an exhibition at the de Young Museum covering Monet's later years which put a damper on our plans to visit the Marmottan Museum. We decided to visit Giverny instead which was a splendid Spring experience.

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