Monday, 28 January 2008


My wife brought me to Paris over the weekend to celebrate my birthday. We headed off on Thursday and arrived back yesterday (Sunday) after some very pleasant and relaxing days. The two big highlights of the trip where a visit to the Musee D'Orsay and a show at the famous Moulin Rouge. The D'Orsay was very good, it has a well thought out plan making it an excellent "museum" experience in and off itself, never mind all the wonderful paintings it contains. The Moulin Rouge was an altogether different experience and deserves a post in it's own right which I will get around to later. We also visited the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon (with Foucault's Pendulim) and Montmartre and but for the most part we took it easy and enjoyed rambling around the Latin quarter of the city. This was our second visit to Paris and we still havn;t seen it all, a third trip seems inevitable.