Oh i loved this place. It's so impressive, looming large, with all those strange grotesque figures hanging from roof corners and the huge bell tower - i could totally imaging the Hunchback looking down back at us from the shadows. and yes, the stained glass windows are beautiful, too :)...more
this really is a must-see place, and well worth the (VERY) long lines at the entrance. the castle is amazing, and the grounds are awe-inspiring. loved the fountain show, loved the English garden, loved the tour of the castle itself. it was great!
This is a small museum (i think it's the house in which Picasso lived, but not 100% sure). The displays are ordered in chronological order and take you from Picasso's earliest works all the way thru his latest creations. Seeing this progression really enhanced my understanding of the art...more
The best way to experience Paris is to walk down its streets, and these guided walks are excellent! As far as i recall i didn't have to call to reserve a spot, but simply show up at the right time, at the right Metro station. The guides were great....more
As gory and macabre as it is, it's also a totally fun experience. very much like a horror movie :) seeing all those skeletons and skulls perfectly stacked all around is a bizarre experience but i somehow enjoyed it a lot. having said that, this isn't for the faint of heart or for the...more
i didn't actually know Rodin very well before visiting the museum, nor did i think i cared much for sculptures. this visit changed my whole perspective. i was totally moved by this art. and the stroll down the garden is an added bonus. even the light rain that caught us in the middle didn't...more
this is probably my most favorite art museum in the world. it's large, but not overwhelmingly so, and the art is from the period i appreciate the most :) Monet's water lilies in the bottom floor cover a whole wall and are breathtakingly beautiful!...more
agree with everyone this is a lovely place. best way to experience it for me was to take a little box of Godiva chocolates from the store not far from the gardens, a decent cup of takeaway Cafe au Lait, and a book, and spend a leisurely and decadent hour on one of the park benches. you need to rest and re-fuel...more