20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Rodin & La Bonne Excuse

We returned to Paris April 3rd and stayed in the same Airbnb flat as last year. Its location in the 7th Arrondissement off Rue de Bac is the perfect base from which to explore the city on foot and an additional bonus is how quiet it is. Our first stop on April 4 was the Rodin Museum, one of John's favourite sculptors.

Rodin lived in this serene Paris location the final few years of his life. The progressional exhibits cover his entire career and fill two entire floors of this glorious building. His sculptures also grace the gardens. An audio guide greatly ehanced our visit and we highly recommend it. His most recognized sculptures  include The Thinker, The Gates of Hell doorway and the Six Calais martyrs.

The Thinker

Gates of Hell doorway

Six Calais martyrs


Springtime blossoms

To celebrate John's birthday I booked a table at La Bonne Excuse (before we left Canada). This restaurant is owned and run by a husband and wife team. He's the chef (far left) while she (standing in doorway) takes great care to ensure their customers have a memorable and delicious experience. 

Birthday Boy

Shrimp starter

Fish and white asparagus

Roast pork on potato puree

Apple tart with salty caramel sauce
 Two lovely days that were a great start to our weeklong adventure in Paris!

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