“My favourite thing to do is go where I’ve never been.” – Anonymous
It was a free day because we didn’t go with the optional excursion. We decided to go to Musee du Louvre for our last day in Paris.
The Musee du Louvre or just plain the Louvre is one of Paris’ most iconic attractions. It was first a medieval palace during the 12th century, then becoming a Royal palace. Presently, it is the largest museum in the world, spanning more than 60,000 sq metres of permanent collections.
The Louvre contemporary pyramid was designed by a Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei which is made of glass and metal.
The Louvre has 35,000 works in display so even though how hard you try, you can’t view everything in one day. (Your feet can’t handle it too!) The Louvre exhibits sculptures, paintings, drawings and archaeological finds.
Love these sculptures…so much details on each one of them.
The Venus de Milo is one of the most famous classical representation of the female beauty.
The Marble statue of Athena called La Pallas de Velletri
The Winged Victory of Samothrace
Who would not be familiar with The Mona Lisa, a painting of Leonardo da Vinci. Too popular that, this painting is encased in glass, and you can’t seem to appreciate it because so many people are crowding over it.
Having a break from admiring all the magnificent art pieces. Nice view from the outdoor terrace of Angelina, Cafe Richlieu, Louvre, Paris
View from the top of the Louvre
Next are some Sculptures
On the way out.
After our tiring walk around the Louvre, we rushed to our Farewell Dinner. And just like that our 23 day European tour was finished. It was such a wonderful experience visiting 9 countries and 30 cities.Very tiring but it was all worth it.
The next day we took the Eurostar from the Paris Gare du Nord station to St Pancras in London.