The top of my Paris bucket list was the Louvre. We spent an entire morning there, and we easily could have spent days. Of course, the Mona Lisa was a show stopper, but I enjoyed a lot of the other pieces as much if not more. I was distraught that the Vermeer wing was closed, but I satisfied myself with the Venus de Milo, the Medici cycle, some Monets and the ever-titillating Gabrielle d’Estrées and her Sister, among others.
That afternoon, we wandered over to a gourmet food store so I could buy some truffles to bring home. We stocked up on goodies and cooked ourselves a delicious fresh pasta for dinner and sat up drinking wine into the night. Another perfect Parisian day!
Lines were long…
Winged Victory of Samothrace
Fighting the crowds and selfie sticks
There she is! Not as small as I thought it would be
The Last Supper – this was huge!
Painting of paintings
Thought this was a Rubens… not sure now
Easter Island head
Madonna of the rocks
Venus de Milo
Tiny jeweled box
I thought the kids would like this one
Gabrielle d’Estrees and one of her sisters
Mamling’s Adam & Eve
Eiffel Tower peekaboo
Mini arc de triomphe
Canal at sunset
The most beautiful tomatoes in the world
Truffle pasta for dinner
Up next: Eiffel Tower & Oysters