Paris, Day 8: Musée de Cluny

For class today, we went inside the Musée de Cluny. Our professor assigned each one of us to find a certain artifact in the museum, take a picture with it, amd write a brief summary of the artifact’s history. I got the Pilier de Nautes, a pillar from the 1st century dedicated to Jupiter during the reign of Tiberius.

The view of the Eiffel Tower on the top floor of the school building, in the student lounge

Le jardin de licorne–this garden behind the Cluny Museum was recently restored using medieval techniques and plants grown during the medieval period

Le Pilier des Nautes

One of the main exhibitions at the Musée de Cluny is the La Dame de Licorne tapestry–it’s fairly large and wraps around an entire room. I saw one gentleman take a few panaromic shots, so I took the liberty of copying him…

We spent most of the day relaxing after class. I took a much needed nap, then ran some errands before attending a dinner held by the FIAP for different three different groups of American students to meet each other–I sent some postcards, went to the ATM, bought souvenirs at Petit Bateau, and bought a magazine to read.

After clothing, my favorite souvenirs are fashion magazines
I forgot where I read it, but I remember hearing that Le Petit Bateau is a great place to buy basics. They sell mostly children’s clothing–I was buying for five-year old girls–and they also carry some women’s. The sales make buying clothes that much easier.

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