A very busy day yesterday! Morning visit to the musee d'Orsay and - unfortunately - a rather dry and uninspiring guide. I did cut her short (politely) so the students could have some time by themselves to explore and enjoy the lovely works of art by such greats as Monet, Manet, Degas to name but a few. We then walked across one of the many bridges across the Seine to the Louvre, grabbed a quick lunch and headed into the great glass Pyramide to meet our wonderful guide who made everything come alive with her great stories about the works we saw. Danielle had a wheelchair in both museums, but in the Louvre it was especially helpful - particularly when we got to the Mona Lisa and Danielle was given a front row spot - to the envy of the other 2 or 3 hundred people! We then had free time to explore the Tuileries gardens before heading back for supper. After supper we walked 20 minutes up to Montmartre, passed the Moulin Rouge on the way, saw la place du Tertre (artist's square) and Sacre Coeur. Lots of time for delicious ice creams, crepes and great souvenir shopping before heading back to the hotel and to bed at midnight. Danielle caught a taxi both ways with her "ladies in waiting" and was able to enjoy the evening up there too.This morning we are off to the Eiffel tower and have a boat trip on the Seine followed by seeing Notre Dame and the Latin quarter. Tomorrow is a 6.30 breakfast and 7am departure for Tours - I have persuaded our bus driver to drive out via the Arc de Triomphe.