PARIS – Day 4: Le déjeuner sur le Musée d’Orsay

I don’t have many pics to show of what I did pretty much all day, which was slowly work my way through the Musée d’Orsay… for hours.

I saw pretty much everything that I needed to see.


We couldn’t take photos, however. Thus I went back to my tried and true method of writing in my black Moleskine notebook, and making little sketches to help me remember the object… the objet.


Now for some food. Alas, I am working on my phone because the Internet at this hotel is down! It’s a good thing that nothing was going on in the world that really interested me.

However, this means that photos uploaded in whatever order the Internet gremlins decided. Follow the food shots in reverse order. Again figure out which drink was mine, and, for bonus points, tell what it is.

This… is a canard:




Pre-prandials.  Again, it’s in reverse order of consumption.


I took the advice of a reader here for tonight’s repast. It was … solid fare.  I will, however, go back to my own list for the rest of the trip.

A couple views on the return home to The Hotel Without Internet™.





Before we got back to the internetless hotel, we stopped for dessert at a little crêpes place. Mine had honey, orange, and some fire, compliments of Grand Marnier.

You should be able to see the blue flame.

Anyway… this view didn’t need the Internet That I Don’t Have at Le Hôtel Sans Internet to be enjoyed.

Harder to share, however.


Tomorrow, probably …

Rue du Bac.

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  1. dmwallace says:

    Yours is the glass of vin rouge behind the Pernod-Ricard Pastis 51.

  2. yatzer says:

    Such wonderful pics–and from a phone yet. How I wish I could go back, but those photos brought back some great memories. Thanks.

  3. Giuseppe says:

    Beautiful pictures, Father Z.
    I love d’Orsay. Fell in love with the paintings of Henri-Edmond Cross there (a late Impressionist).

  4. NBW says:

    So beautiful!

  5. Andrew D says:

    If you have a chance, do stop by the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal. The Masses are all in the Novus Ordo (at least they were when I was last there) but they are reverent and are always filled with the faithful which is nice because in other Parisian churches, it is sadly rare to find a Mass that is full.

  6. benedetta says:

    Nice canard, Fr. Z…and the flaming crepes…Thanks for the lovely photos of your adventures.

  7. lsclerkin says:

    Well, Father,
    If anything happens to Paris, per some private prophecies, you will have been back one more time.
    How lovely.
    How lovely. :)

  8. VexillaRegis says:

    Crêpes Suzette! Haven’t had those in years, but they are delicious :-)

  9. Gratias says:

    We enjoy vicariously through our priest. Merci.

  10. Hank Igitur says:

    Your heading translates that you had your lunch on the Musee d’Orsay, not in it.
    Rue de Bac is packed with people most of the time, it is also good to go to rue de Sevres nearby if you can and possibly venerate the relics of St V de P encased in wax above the altar and also go to MEP Fathers museum in the same street to see all about the missionaries, there is also a cloister garden which can be entered with permission. If you have time to see the renovated Cistercian cloister, now a centre of teaching near St Denis du C is also worthwhile.

  11. JonPatrick says:

    Merci beaucoup pour votre photos! Je ne l’ai pas l’occasion d’aller a Paris.

  12. msc says:

    I know you rarely give out names, but could you please say what hotel you are at? That’s such a wonderful view, and I’m very happy not to be in a place with internet access, even if it means I can’t check your blog for a few days….

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