Lovin the Louvre

So the Louvre is housed in the palace that Louis the 14th ditched in favor of building his little chateau out in the country. And frankly this place is so big that Versailles is a bit of a shack in comparison. What started out as a fortress in the late 12th century has grown into a massive palace.

We probably could have camped out there for a week, but with our museum passes we were able to spend a morning and afternoon there with a relaxing break for tea in the Tuileries Garden. I love that the Museum Passes give you in and out privileges, rather than having to stay in the Museum the whole time as you would with a regular ticket.

The medieval Louvre, parts of it are still intact under the modern Louvre

Venus de Milo

The Egyptian exhibit is huge and impressive, they even had an almost complete copy of the Book of the Dead

Tea time!

Luckily for us the crowd around this lady seemed to have thinned down by the time we made it up to the paintings

This entry was published on July 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm. It’s filed under Cities, Museums, Paris, Travel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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