All posts filed under: Holiday – Paris

From My Holiday: The Rodin Museum

After my big day at the Louvre (you can read about it here and here if you missed it), I met up with my friend Nat (hi Nat if you’re reading!) who is lucky enough to live in Paris. We decided to have a couple of drinks to catch up (we hadn’t seen each other since I was in Paris two years ago, so we had lots of catching up to do) and ended up at a bar that had super cheap drinks. It’s important to note at this point that I hadn’t eaten much that day, so going out for drinks probably wasn’t the smartest idea but people don’t always make smart ideas when they’re on holiday.  A ‘couple of drinks’ turned into a proper session including lots of wine, a couple of very strong mojitos, briefly getting caught in the rain, and, after walking Nat to the metro, a 40 minute solo walk back to my hotel at 1am that took me along the Seine. It was kind of like ‘Midnight in Paris’ except I …

From My Holiday: Exploring the Panthéon

On my first full day in Paris, I took a walk to the Panthéon. It takes about a day to travel from Australia to Europe (actually, it takes forever to get just about anywhere from Australia, even other parts of Australia), so thankfully it wasn’t too far from my hotel as I was pretty tired from the flight. I’d walked past the Panthéon when I was in Paris last time, but from memory it was closed for renovations so I didn’t get to go in. I made the most of it this time around, and I was in there for at least 2 hours. I can highly recommend getting the audio guide if you ever visit (I got audio guides just about everywhere) as you can learn a little bit more about pieces of art and the building itself. And now, a little history lesson courtesy of some scribbled notes and the souvenir guidebook I picked up: With foundations dating all the way back to 496 (yes, that’s a year with only THREE digits), the Panthéon has a very …