Light rain greeted us as we stepped out of the RER train from the airport to the Denfert-Rochereau station. We debated whether we should transfer to the local metro which was closest to the hotel or to exit at this stop. T consulted a map and determined that we were two blocks away. We had no sense of how far the walk would be so we opted to do the transfer. We dragged our roller bags up and down stairwells and caught the Line 6 train to Saint Jacques. Later, we found out that the two stations were within one short block of each other.
Thanks to Mr. B who upgraded our airline seats, T & I got some decent rest during the flight and had enough energy to squeeze some sightseeing that afternoon. The rain had stopped so we headed down to the Picasso Museum. We arrived to a sign that said: closed for renovation until August 2011. We checked the website before we left San Francisco and did not remember reading such closure so we were quite disappointed. We looked through our list so we could pick other options. We decided to walk over to the Pompidou then later catch the 69 bus to the Eiffel Tower.
For the next four days, we zipped in and out of the subway system to get to our destinations. Paris is a beautiful city and I must admit, I appreciate it more now than my first visit. We had a packed itinerary so we could take in as much as it can offer. We wished we stayed a bit longer so we could enjoy our activities at leisure. But, that only means we will have to make our way back there someday.