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The Louvre

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  • Day56

    Day 53&54

    July 23, 2017 in France

    Not going to lie, yesterday I did pretty much nothing haha was still in recovery from the night before

    But today my day started with the Louvre and wow there is so much amazing artwork and artefacts within it (way too many pictures to post). The Mona Lisa in my opinion is way overrated in the fact that the amount of tourists standing in front of it was ridiculous and he has many other works within the museum that are just as good (very similar in the faces be paints)

    One of my favourite exhibitions was the ancient Egyptian collection. Really cool and you were able to walk into a preserved tomb with the writings and drawings still original on the walls

    Then after spending multiple hours roaming the museum I went for a walk to the Eiffel Tower which in fact kind of turned into a hike. The distance between all the monuments is extreme. They are all spread very far apart! And I wasn't wearing comfortable shoes so my feet are quite sore now! Tomorrow I will put on the sneakers and head to the remaining monuments

    Then a stroll up the Champs-Élysées with all of the shops that I can't afford

    Then the Tour de France came through the streets of Paris so I lined the barrier and spent about 4 hours firstly waiting till it started then they had a massive parade of sponsors and all of their floats with lots of singing and shouting in French then the bikes came through which was amazing to see them live! They are ridiculously fast like you expect them to be but it's still really amazing to see in real life not that you do for long as the fly past. Amazing athletes😊

    It was really overcast and windy today which made my photos not the greatest and the wind was so chilly like been back home! (But a nice change from the heat haha)

    Early to bed for me as have another big day of sightseeing ahead👍
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  • Day11

    Day 11: Paris, France

    July 17, 2016 in France

    We woke up to a fabulous breakfast of anything you could want. We're definitely being spoiled especially after staying at some bad ones recently in DC. After a really awesome breakfast we got ready to tackle the Louvre. We walked over and couldn't believe that our pass actually walked us straight in with everyone waiting. There are 3 wings and a total of 8 miles of museum. It's huge. We started on the top floor where no one was with 17th century french paintings and then worked our way down the 3 floors. We saw most of the museum (of course, not in great detail) and after visiting the British Museum, it was nice not to be crowded because there's so much space in the Louvre. You can also tell the difference between a paying museum and a free one. My favorite was the Winged Victory sculpture-- stunning. We saw the Mona Lisa- she's only famous because she was stolen and lost for 2 years. It's a cool picture, but it's unfortunate everyone comes here to see her when there's so much else to see. After the museum, we had a picnic lunch in the Tuileries Garden and walked to the musee de l'orangerie which is impressionist and post-impressionist. I didn't much like the downstairs, but I did like Monet's Water Lillies. We walked back to the hotel to clean up and make our way to church on the northwest side of the city for their English service. It was really good to worship with Christians especially in a city like Paris. If you're ever in Paris, you should worship with them. They get lots of visitors and it's really encouraging to know that there are Christians, however few, everywhere in the world. We had dinner (I had the duck- it's the price of chicken back home) and then made our way back to the hotel and crashed.Read more

  • Day8

    The Louvre

    October 14, 2015 in France

    There were hundreds of Christian paintings, sculptures and artifacts on display. My favorite is the wall sculpture of Christ praying in the garden. There is an angel presenting a cup to him while He prays "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” The "cup" refers to God's wrath and divine judgement on mankind. I had never seen this depiction before. Very powerful!Read more

  • Day8

    Musee du Louvre

    September 13, 2015 in France

    We had read so much about the long lines and huge crowds at the Louvre, we were tossing up whether to even bother with the Louvre at all. There is just so much to do in Paris we were thinking an hour in line to be squashed moving about didn't sound that appealing. A quick check of the radar on the morning of day 5, however, showed a fairly significant band of rain coming. So we hopped on the metro and headed out and I can only say that the tales are somewhat exaggerated. Ten minutes to get through security and 5 to buy a ticket and we were in - and what a show. Just the building itself is worth the admission and they have a few exhibits as well. We had a lovely few hours wandering about while the storm passed and the crowds weren't too bad at all.

    Then as the sun peeked out from among the clouds we headed back to the Marais to mosey about and enjoy the Sunday afternoon cafes, buskers and general weekend festivities.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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