Written by Meg Woodard ’19 to recount Thursday, March 8:
Today consisted of visiting the Musee D’Orsay and the Eiffel Tower! Seeing famous art that you see online and in class was very cool to be able to see in real life. Our guide at D’Orsay spoke no English during our tour but we were able to understand most of what she said. The theme of her remarks focused mostly on feminine figures in the art and how they were portrayed differently.
Today we learned how to be on time and not to rush the French people. Let me just say that 45 minutes is not enough time to have a sit-down lunch at a Paris cafe. As a group of my friends and I sat down to eat, we looked over the menu, and soon decided on some croque-monsieurs. Time went on and we waited for our waiter, and we realized we had to leave soon. Well by the time the food finally came, and a few conversations with the waiter telling him we had little time, it was time to go. We had to eat quickly and pay the bill where we ended up giving more than necessary because we were so rushed. As we hurried to the metro so we could make it to the Eiffel Tower on time, I would say our navigation and speed-walking improved. We made it to the Eiffel Tower, which was much larger than I had expected, and we got to see Paris from way above. It was definitely a day to remember!