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.
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...
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!
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...