Easter weekend in paris
This past weekend we had many visitors and did a lot of walking and siteseeing. On thursday evening, my friend Michelle (from highschool) came and visited me and brought along her friend Kaitlynn from London. They both attend Notre Dame. It was there easter break, so they were only here for a short time (a little over 3 days).
On thursday night I had COGE until 10pm, but after that we went for a nutella crepe on Rue Moufftard and then walked down to the Seine to see Notre Dame at night.
Friday we packed in a lot, in the morning we walked through Notre Dame cathedrale and tried to get into Saint Chapelle, but the line was crazy long (i think half the world decided to come to paris for easter weekend)
Because the weather was so-so we decided to walk to Musee d'Orsay and spend some time inside. We were really lucky on the walk there because it actually became quite sunny. We were shocked at the line at the Musee D'Orsay, there must have been 200-300 people. We began to wait patiently in line, however, when we were halfway to the door there was a huge wind and people started screaming because it started to rain very violently. The rain quickly turned to hail. It was very unpleasant (especially because we only had 1 umbrella for 3) and we were happy to get inside the museum. It is always a treat to see the impressionist paintings in Musee d'Orsay.
After that, we headed to a cafe for some cafe au lait because we were exhausted! Then i returned home to get some work done and Michelle and Kaitlynn went on to see the eiffel tower. They came back and then Bonni and Cassie came over. We were going to try to go out dancing, but that ended up not working out because all of our brown friends were on skype (it was the beginning of their spring break). So we ended up video-skyping with them and it was really fun to hear all the news from brown!
Saturday I woke up quite early to go picky up Eliza (I am living with her next year in an apartment) She arrived and we took a quick stroll aroudn the Pantheon which was covered in grass with potted flowers and daffodils all over it (to raise money for the fight against cancer). Then we went and saw notre dame and river. We then went to the train station wehre she was supposed to catch a train for Germany. Becuase it was easter weekend it was impossible to get a train, until that night, so then Eliza, Michelle and Kaitlynn and I went to opera and walked around a bit, then we went to Montmartre and I finally got to see Amelie's grocer when it was open. We also ate creme brûlée in Amelie's cafe. We walked to the top of montmarte and saw the Sacre Coeur and the square with the painters (it was crazy busy).
We headed back and had Jason and Hannah over for dinner, it was nice to see them because we hadn't seen them for awhile.
Easter sunday we went to theh 8:30 mass at Notre Dame, which was an experience. Then we had some people over for brunch where we made Pain Brut (french toast), quite tasty In the afternoon we went to le marais and centre pompidou and finished the day with a snack of falafel and Lenny Kravitz's favorite falafel place
In the evening I babysat for my cousin and saw a movie called Le Parfume in french. Kate had told me about this movie and said it was horrible, but it was that or Cinderella. It was an awful movie, don't see it.
daffodils at the pantheon
Notre Dame with Michelle
Sacre Coeur with Eliza
Creme Brulee at Amelie's Cafe
L'As du Falafel, amazingly good falafel
At the daffodil festival at the pantheon