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What we’ve been up to (in Paris)… The Louvre

Much love to everybody who sent me recommendations of things to do for this trip! As it was a quick one, I decided to go for the art and cultural biggies and make it my mission to see Mona at The Louvre, Jeff  Koon at The Centre Pompidou and learn more about impressionist art at the Musée d’Orsay:

You could spend a week at The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the largest museum’s in the world and houses a breathtaking collection of classics that have to be seen in real life. To save time, I bought my €12 ticket in advance through the Fnac website (I picked them up from a local ticket outlet merely 10 minutes away from the museum), which ensured I could avoid waiting in the ridiculous queue when I arrived. Once inside, it felt like I’d walked into a mini-city: so I decided to do a little bit of the 90 minute Masterpieces Trail and whatever else I could come across. In two hours, I managed to marvel at a number of paintings and sculptures including the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, The Wedding Feast at Cana, Cupid and Psyche and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. I’ll definitely return to see more – and next time I’ll plan my trip to coincide with the first Sunday of the month, when entry to the Louvre is free! www.louvre.fr (nearest Metros: Louvre Rivoli and Palais Royal Musée du Louvre)

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