June 8th, 2016
You haven’t really been a tourist in Paris unless you’ve visited the Eiffel Tower and The Louvre. Seeing as we visited the Eiffel Tower on our first night in Paris, our first morning we had tickets booked for The Louvre!
The Louvre can be a very overwhelming museum. I once heard that if you stood in front of every work of art for a minute, it would take you over three months to visit. I’m not sure if that’s entirely correct, because I think it’ll take longer. Anyways, Brad and I got to The Louvre, skipped the line (yay for pre-booking!), and set off towards the maze of halls!
We saw all the quintessential exhibits – I always love walking through the sculptures, we both lingered by the Egyptian sarcophagus and sphinx rooms, and I’ll be damned if Brad and I didn’t fight our way to the front of the Mona Lisa throng! (For the record, you have to see this painting – but it is by far one of the most disappointing paintings in the whole wide world). The highlight of this visit was the Louis XIV room, ornately decorated and painted so beautifully!
That was enough Louvre – we wandered through the Tuileries Garden outside, stopped for a bite to eat, and slowly meandered our way towards Notre Dame. We also stopped to put a lock on the ‘Love Lock Bridge’ but alas, they’ve all been removed. That didn’t stop us though, Brad climbed a lamppost and stuck our lock up there instead!
Notre Dame is always a site to look at. I love the gargoyles carved into the church, and the people watching there is great too.
That evening, we made our way to Pigalle to grab a drink outside of Moulin Rouge, and were completely exhausted by the time we got home.
Next post, Arc de Triomph and more!