Adventures in France-Land, Paris round 2

We wake up to an eerily quiet Paris and head to Cafe de Flore for caffeine.

We wake up to an eerily quiet Paris and head to Cafe de Flore for caffeine.

Notice the lack of people, cars, etc.  Turns out our designated day to shop in Paris was a National Holiday, all stores and most other things - CLOSED!

Notice the lack of people, cars, etc. Turns out our designated day to shop in Paris was a National Holiday, all stores and most other things – CLOSED!

So we window shop.

So we window shop.

We hoped the museums might be open.  Nope, sorry Musee d'Orsay.

We hoped the museums might be open. Nope, sorry Musee d’Orsay.

We tried our hands at performance art.

We tried our hands at performance art.

We checked out the locks on the bridge - again notice the lack of people, the city felt empty.

We checked out the locks on the bridge – again notice the lack of people, the city felt empty.

We took a really long walk to try our hand at traditional "sight seeing".  We got really bored.

We took a really long walk to try our hand at traditional “sight seeing”. We got really bored.

That's when we saw these.  Empty Paris + family bike ride = perfection!

That’s when we saw these. Empty Paris + family bike ride = perfection!

Popped the kids in the baskets and off we went.

Popped the kids in the baskets and off we went.

After days of walking we felt like we were flying!

After days of walking we felt like we were flying!

Paris is surprisingly flat so the riding is truly a breeze.  I highly recommend this experience.

Paris is surprisingly flat so the riding is truly a breeze. I highly recommend this experience.

Unfortunately the baskets were less then comfy for the kids.

Unfortunately the baskets were less then comfy for the kids.

And all good things must come to an end.  The bike depots are all over the city, this one is 1/2 block from our apartment.

And all good things must come to an end. The bike depots are all over the city, this one is 1/2 block from our apartment.

Now it's the kids' turn so we head back to Jardin du Luxembourg, which  turns out to be where all the people are.

Now it’s the kids’ turn so we head back to Jardin du Luxembourg, which turns out to be where all the people are. ¬†Another perfect day, a person could get really used to this!

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