One Day in Paris – The Louvre

 

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The Louvre…one of the largest and most well-known art museums in the world…it has been around for centuries and is visited by millions every year.  It is home to famous work of art and is so huge that you will need many days if you plan to see everything!  During our visit, we knew that our time was limited so we chose a few pieces of art that we knew were not to be missed and enjoyed a few others along the way.

10443196_10152228210492717_1369585276642691954_oYou enter the Louvre thru the iconic glass pyramid that is located in the main courtyard. Once you descend the escalator inside the pyramid to the main lobby you are met with the option of going down three main hallways.  You really should have a game plan before you arrive or it can be very overwhelming.

10467008_10152228209867717_8704373370368834976_oDuring our visit we planned to see Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa.  We found 2 of the 3 before our visit was over and it was time to move on.  The Mona Lisa was way smaller than I expected and the area where it hangs was so crowded, but worth it!  She was incredible!  Venus de Milo was picture perfect and more beautiful than I had imagined.  Winged Victory was the one I looked forward to the most and remained unfound…hopefully on my next visit my check list will be complete!

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