Paris – Day 2 – D’Orsay, Sainte Chapelle and a short cruise

Once again, we’ll be sticking close to our home base today, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a thrilling day! We have a jam-packed itinerary in store. This special tour will grant us entrance to the mesmerizing Sainte-Chapelle—a small chapel from the 13th century adorned with stunning stained glass windows. Let’s make sure to go early, as it’s conveniently located right across the street. We’ll witness the morning sun casting its colorful glow through the glass, creating a truly magical sight.

After immersing ourselves in the chapel’s beauty, we can grab a quick bite at a charming café before heading to the renowned Musée d’Orsay. This museum is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, an exquisite Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900, complete with elaborate clocks that remind us to be punctual, just like those trains. The Musée d’Orsay boasts a remarkable collection of French art dating from 1848 to 1914, featuring paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. Its vast collection of Impressionist paintings is particularly famous, showcasing masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Trust me, this museum visit will surely be an all-day affair if you’re anything like me!

To wrap up the day, we’ll make our way to the last sailing of a delightful river cruise. We’ll unwind on the boat, sipping champagne, and enjoy the enchanting views of the city at twilight. It will be the perfect way to recover from the sensory overload of art and get ready for a memorable dinner.

Now, the question is: Where should we go to eat? The choice is yours!

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