Musee de Louvre

Indulge me…. I can’t stop at just a few photos 🙂

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The Louvre is 14km of art gallery.  It is bigger than you can imagine.  You can’t see it all so you have to decide on a couple of exhibits and enjoy them.  We decided to see the Mona Lisa (of course), some of the Renaissance art, and the ancient Roman and Greek sculptures.

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I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the very modern glass pyramid that is the entrance to this very historic museum.  But I loved it.  I loved everything about this place.

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The inner courtyard….

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The glass pyramid – so so beautiful inside and out.

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Everyone wants to see this lady.

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She is protected behind bullet-proof glass.

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When I was at High School I loved art history.  I also had a fantastic Ancient History teacher who made the subject come alive and gave me a lifelong love of all things Greek and Roman.  Because of Mr Bishop and because Claudia loves the Percy Jackson books we spent a very long time marvelling at the ancient sculptures.  Not to mention the floors, the ceilings, the walls.  Urs was also pretty impressed.

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The Venus de Milo…..

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The Three Graces……

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I could have stayed in there all day.  The artwork was incredible.

DSC_0171-001When we could finally drag ourselves out of there we wandered around a market outside and then headed to a local bistro for a late lunch.

DSC_0175-001French bistro food is simple and delicious.  Savoury crepes, omelettes, Croque Monsieur…… yum.

Happy birthday Mum, love you xxxxxxxx

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4 thoughts on “Musee de Louvre

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! Must be amazing to see it all! I really enjoyed Art history too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! Keep having fun! Sandra xx

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