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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Paris – Louvre-Tuileries-Notre Dame

Got up early so I could be at the Louvre when it open at 9:00 am. That worked very well as I saw the Mona Lisa and Venus De Milo right away and just a few people were in front of them. One thing about the Louvre is the crowds can be massive and if you want to take pictures without people blocking your view then get there as early as possible.
Once again, the Louvre is a old massive palace that is just huge. Hall after hall of paintings and antiquities from Babylon, Greece, Egypt, Roman and more.
Another wonderful lunch at Lescure restaurant tucked away on a side street near Palace d’Concorde.
After lunch a stroll through the Jardin du Tuileries near the Louvre. I then walked along the Seine river to the Pont Neuf an old bridge linking Ile de Cite. This an island in the middle of the Seine which is the oldest part of Paris. Old buildings and the cathedral Nortre Dame are on Ile de Cite.
After returning to the Marriott an evening at Chez Andres in the alma district. France does not disappoint when it comes to food and service. The diner couldn’t have been more perfect.