After a good lunch I was ready to walk some more in the streets of Paris: just being a tourist in a large city means you can notch up a fair few kilometres walking in a day.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés were attracting quite a few listeners on a bustling street.
This is the interior of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the windows and arches having rounded Romanesque characteristics.
I took a few more photos of dresses in shop windows for Leanne. I saw the price tags too, and understand why the sales I saw at the end of June in Paris were so very popular.
Everywhere as I wandered I saw more signs of rampant spring...
In the afternoon I took a more 'traditional' tourist route- first along the Seine where I saw many of the tourist boats plying their trade, even so early in the season in mid-April.
I was aiming for the Museum of the Orangerie, via the gardens around the Louvre.
Here's an impressive archway in the Tuileries Gardens, named the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. You can read more about it here.
And here's a view of the Eiffel Tower from the gardens:
And here is a bit more spring lavishness:
But my visit to the Museum of the Orangerie was not to be this day. It turned out there was a massive election rally for Sarkozy nearby- not that it did him any good in the end- and the museum was closed for the day for security reasons.