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The Louvre, Paris

I’ve been to the or Le Louvre, Paris, but it didn’t have a good effect on me. I actually left crying. Why? I was 7 months pregnant and completely exhausted, so I actually cried. I don’t think many people leave the Louvre feeling like this. The Louvre is really impressive. With its 35 000 pieces on display you’ll have plenty to look at. Some of the museum’s most celebrated works of art include the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo.
You have to see it if you visit Paris. The Louvre is the worlds most visited museum and it’s also the world’s largest. It has over 9.7 million visitors every year, so expect to queue. The Louvre is housed in the expansive Louvre Palace, situated in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris. 

The Louvre was created in several phases. The most recent addition to the Louvre was the construction of the Louvre Pyramid, which functions as the museum’s main entrance. The pyramid was built in 1989 by the renowned American architect I.M. Pei. The modern addition originally received mixed reviews, as it contrasts sharply with the classical design of the surrounding buildings, but today it is generally accepted as a clever solution which has given the museum a spacious central entrance without the need to touch the historic patrimony.

I’d love to visit again and this time I would really like to try the VIP night tour and wine tasting. Not only do you get to see the Louvre after most people have gone home, there’s no queueing and the tour finishes in a famous wine bar close by. At award-winning Parisian wine bar, Ô Chateau you can try wines and local dishes. Led by one of Paris’s best sommelier you can even learn a thing or two about wine tasting. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?! Could be a great evening out – a night at the museum. 

photo by Ô Chateau (nice ombre wall)
Happy Friday!
hx

Article written in collaboration with CityWonders