My only request on the first day was a quick stop at the Musee Picasso just a few blocks away. By noon we were out the door. A quick stop for chocolate & gelato and only one small argument and we found it. We also found that is was closed for renovations until later this summer. Why, oh why, can't we use the internet for efficient things like researching museum hours and not useless cat videos? Why?
I was more than a bit disappointed because you see, one of my first dates with Mike was the indie film "Surviving Picasso". The artist holds a special place in my heart, not for his romantic skills, but for his art.
I was given another chance during our stop at the wax museum. It will have to do until we get to the Louvre.
We thought it would be a fun way to do yet another museum tour without overwhelming the kids (we still have the Louvre to do) and also have some goofy fun - so what could be better than a wax museum in Europe? Well, it turns out a lot, as the quality was pretty tepid.
But who knew that we would run into Suzanne's old friend Pablo after not getting in to his museum?
The tour started with a lame lights and music show that had no point and no thrills, and immediately dumped you into a hall of famous French entertainers, of which we knew exactly...zero. Was this set up for international tourists?
It got better though, as it went through the required Hall of Torture (which unfortunately these things really happened all across Europe and France for centuries) and then showcasing all of the French monarchies complete with some history lessons. And then ended with international celebrities and what looks to be the latest installment, and that is of Lady Gaga!
Overall, the quality was very inconsistent with some being really like-like and others really cheesy. The facial reconstructions we saw in Sweden at the Vasa Museum were much, much more life-like and those must have been very expensive and hard to do.
Overall? We'd give it a B- and look forward to comparing it to Madam Tussauds in London!