Although I’ve been outside the Louvre many times, I’ve never actually gone inside! It’s SO huge it’s daunting to think about going inside to see everything. However, Nick and I decided to go on our second day in Paris and got there in the morning right as it opened, so we didn’t have to wait in line, and could devote as much time as we wanted (until we got way hungry for lunch!).
We saw a lot of the museum, and all of the famous stuff in there; I’d say we spent about 3 1/2 hours in it? I was happy with how much we saw in the time we were inside. I didn’t take a ton of pictures, just of the most famous stuff, and they don’t really need much explaining! This post will be mainly photos; you’re welcome, people who don’t like to read 🙂
You all remember what the Louvre looks like, right? I mean, we’ve all seen the DaVinci Code.
HAHA I just realized you can see Nick’s reflection in the bottom right of the above photo… it was behind bulletproof glass, apparently not reflection-proof 🙂
The location of Jesus’ first miracle. Cute little painting, right? Wait…
However, the Louvre wasn’t the only museum we visited. With our Paris Visite Metro passes and our Metro map, we got discounted tickets into the Dali Museum in Montmartre, so while we were up on the hill checking out Sacre Coeur we decided to go. It was strange, as expected, but I really liked it! It was a small little museum and hardly anyone was there, so it was quiet and not-crowded, two things that are hard to find when touring around Paris.
The Dali Museum wasn’t very big so it didn’t take us long to get through it, but it was really interesting. I never knew it was there, so I’m really glad we went! Those two were the only museums we hit during our trip. Next post: Versailles!