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Saturday at Le Louvre

Saturday morning dawned grey and cloudy so it seemed like a good day to head to Le Louvre to explore... I wanted to get there reasonably early to hopefully miss the crowds. I caught the bus and arrived just before 10am and walked straight in courtesy of my Paris Pass...magic! It was not yet too crowded so moving around was fairly easy. I opted out of the headsets and the guided tour to discover on my own.

WOW! The paintings and sculptures were amazing! I found all the things I wanted to see without too much trouble and found many more new favourites as well! I loved the sculptures, they were so detailed and some of them so quirky and fun...the ornate ceilings and huge paintings were inspiring. I was truly in awe of my surroundings. I wandered for 4 hours which went in a flash! You could certainly spend a whole day exploring.

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The inverted Pyramid was very cool...

I laughed so hard when I walked through the mall to the exit when I saw a Starbucks...and Apple store...and a Virgin music store among others...kinda didn't go with all the history I had just spent my time with...
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The tour guides were so funny...the English group got to literally "follow the Flower"!! And the Americans got to follow the "Liberty torch"...a large cone shaped piece of rolled paper...Hilarious!!!!

I exited into the not so nice weather and wandered through Jardin du Tuilleries.
There were hawkers everywhere selling "cheap" Eiffel Towers and other junk to waiting tourists!
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I headed for home...then as evening fell I headed up through Rue Moufftard to find a little Brassierie for dinner...tried their Beef Bourguignon...but I think ours was better!!!

Tomorrow I am off to Rouen for the day...

Posted by thewoodsies 13:15

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Hi Caryn , wow , your adventures have sounded amazing ! I bet you've had to have a few deep breaths when finding your way around on your own !! I love your pics of the Eiffel tower, what a stunning experience .
All been going very smoothly back here , B9 have been as awesome as ever and really getting their teeth into their newspapers, so hoping they will have them all complete for your return . Athletics carnival done, bit soggy but got it finished thank goodness !
Off to lunch today - first weekend of no football! Girls got knocked out of netball finals yesterday by 1 goal !! Nail biting game !
Enjoy your last few days in the city of love !! Hope you don't find any !!!! Oops !
Love Karen and the crew xxx

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