Our two-week Parisian adventure was now coming to an end. We were originally going to stay for three weeks, but decided against it. A few days into our trip, we were talking about how three weeks was going to get boring. Now that it’s the end of two weeks, we both agreed that we wished we had stayed longer.
On this day, we decided to head to the Musee Carnavalet (23 rue de Sevigne) in the Marais district. Basically it’s a history of Paris museum, and the best part? FREE! So we headed over, but decided to get lunch first. We checked out Petite Marche (9 rue de Bearn), and because it was relatively early for lunch in Europe, the place was empty. However, it was the best duck of the entire trip.
As we walked over to the Musee Carnavalet, the surrounding streets were really interesting. Lots of stores, boutiques, places to wander in to.
And then we got to the museum. It looked like a small, cute museum at first, but as we wandered in, we soon became lost. It’s bigger than we expected and we spent quite a bit of time there. The bad part, though, was that all the descriptions were in French. And as I’m not one for museums, I started to get bored real fast.
After spending quite a bit of time there, we started to wander the streets. We soon realized that we were coming upon the Maison de Victor Hugo (Victor Hugo’s house) in the Places des Vosges and decided to check it out, just to say we’ve seen the apartment. The apartment complex is actually really nice and encircles a cute park. We also found out that to view his apartment unit was FREE, but temporary exhibits were not. Guess which one we decided to see? The FREE!
We started to walk on Rue Saint Antoinne towards the Metro Bastille. I started to see a ride in the distance and got really curious. As we neared it, we realized it was a mini carnival at Bastille. Of course, I wanted to check it out.
At this point, when watching these kids in the inflatable balls, I realize that Jay was quietly standing around – he looked bored, so I suggested we could go and explore some more. However, he said he wasn’t feeling so well. Uh oh, we decided to head back to the apartment. That night he came down with a high fever. Oh great, looks like we were spending our last day in Paris hanging around the apartment! Fortunately, we had done everything we wanted to do and everything else was just bonus. Mission accomplished…