Paris: Part II: The Louvre

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway

As I sit here in my pajamas, tired from a long day at work, and waiting for my boyfriend to come home, I started thinking about Paris. I started thinking about the streets, the food, the lights, the ambiance, and how Audrey Hepburn was right: “Paris is always a good idea.”

Since the Christmas before, James and I had been talking about how magical it would be to have Christmas in Paris. Although we had never been to Paris, we knew how magical it is. We wanted to be apart of it, so we started planning. After months and months of waiting and longing, the trip was finally here.

On this post, Part II, let’s talk The Louvre!

This is my photgrapher

This is my photographer/adventure buddy

The Louvre

Many people will argue about weather the Louvre is a MUST or you can skip it. Personally, James and I loved it! We did go to other museums, like the Musee d’Orsay, which were also amazing, but we felt like The Louvre was a sort of right of passage. We spent 4 hours there and could have spent all day. Yes, the line is long, but once you’re in, its pretty spectacular. Although we did not abide by these tips, since we played a lot of our sightseeing by ear, here are some tips if you want to avoid a long line, etc…

1. Go at night: Open Wednesday and Fridays until 9:45pm

2. Buy your tickets in advance (cut the line)

3. Buy a museum pass (cut the line)

Either way, I don’t think you should miss The Louvre.

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The statue of Nike: God of speed My absolute favorite piece

The statue of Nike: God of speed
My absolute favorite piece

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 Stay tuned for more posts of our trip to Paris

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