The Cluny Museum had been high on my list of museum's to visit after Morgan & I toured through St. Chapelle. The tour guide at St. Chapelle talked about The Cluny and how some of the original stain glass as well as other original pieces from the Middle Ages were located in this smaller museum. During the French Revolution, the heads of the 12 Kings of Judah outside of Notre Dame were cut off being mistaken for Kings of France. A citizen saw this and buried all of the heads in his back yard for safe keeping. In the 1970s, these heads were discovered. You can see these original pieces of Notre Dame in the picture below:
|Amelie spent time lining the edge with the pieces, and then placing the horses in the middle.|
|Near the entrance of the Cluny Museum.|
|Amelie showcasing the Sundial carved on the wall of the Cluny.|
The Pompidou Museum was next on the list. This museum was on the top of Bobby's list of wanting to visit. When we first arrived we went straight to the Children's Interactive Area. Amelie and Liam had fun stacking cups, playing with colorful play dough, playing with washers and magnets, and more. Liam flirted with one of the workers by building towers with her while saying "boom" over and over, and then chasing her around if she were to stand up and try to walk away. He blew her a kiss as we left the area. There was so much fun modern art in forms of sculptures, paintings, objects, furniture, and more. We had fun talking with Amelie about the different aspects of art while answering her many "Why" questions. There were no barriers around the artwork at this museum, but just black lines on the floor instead to indicate where you should not cross to protect the art. Liam stayed in his stroller for most of the time, but near the end he would not have it. He was a wrecking ball waiting to happen so we left.
|There was a giant ball of play dough in the center of a box. |
Using the holes to reach in to grab what you would like.
|The large open rooms encouraged Amelie's artistic dance moves.|
|View of Sacre Couer from an open area with fountains.|
|The fountain area was a perfect place to stop and enjoy a snack.|
|One of the things we love seeing in Paris is the old neighboring the new.|