After several stops, we found ourselves at one of the most famous and extensive museums in the entire world… The Louvre . The museum is located in the Louvre Palace and is home to over 35,000 objects that date from prehistoric times to the 21st century.
I was amazed at the size of this place.. As soon as I walked through the doors, I knew I had not planned enough time here. It would be entirely possible to spend several days exploring all the exhibits, painting, sculptures and art that is kept within these walls. It is a total immersion into history.
Of course, like all tourists, the main objective was up 2 stories and through a maze of paintings … and sculptures.
The Mona Lisa….Objective accomplished! And, yes, like all good tourists, I had my picture made in front of, what might be, the most famous painting in the world. One more item off the bucket list, I have actually seen the Mona Lisa in The Louvre.
The rest of the journey through the museum was anti-climactic, though no less awe-inspiring. I ended the tour with a late lunch in the inner courtyard under a beautiful blue sky. I marveled at the wonderful architecture of the building itself. It truly is a beautiful place and the next time I visit Paris, I will plan an entire day just for The Louvre.