Free Museum Day

The first Sunday of the month many museums in Paris are free. We decided to take advantage of the savings and visit a few.

We started our day at the American Church in Paris. It was a beautiful service with a wonderful handbell offertory. They played “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came”, one of my favorites!

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After lunch we visited the Musee de Cluny. The Cluny is the home to The Lady and the Unicorn. The Lady and the Unicorn is a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders of wool and silk, from designs drawn in Paris in the late fifteenth century, Unfortunately, “The Lady” has been traveling while they renovate her home space. She returns from Korea December 18th. We have marked our calendar to return in January to see her restored and hanging in her new home.

We did get to see some great statues, tapestries, and stained glass windows. They also have a good collection of religious icons and jewelry.

Here is a sampling of some of the Cluny collection.

cluny sign

adam at cluny round window at cluny tapestry at cluny 2 tapestry at cluny window at cluny

statues no heads

We returned home to rest and enjoy dinner. Once it got dark we rode the bus to the Arc de Triomphe. We wanted to get pictures from the top at night time. It was not chilly at all and the lights were beautiful. I am so glad I don’t have to drive in Paris. The traffic is crazy!

champs 1 champs 2 flame

Another enjoyable day.

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