Rainy Afternoon at the Musée du Louvre

13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the LouvreOn Sunday I finally got round to doing something a little touristy in Paris: I hit the Louvre.

The Louvre is probably most famous because it plays home to da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Good for it. I’ll be honest, I’m not a massive Louvre fan. I’m kinda of the opinion that the National Gallery and British Museum, when combined, are so much better. But hey, that’s just me. Obviously you can see some things somewhere, and other things elsewhere.

The Louvre is actually on the same metro line as me so it’s a pretty handy place to go and kill a few hours. Unlike the London museums, there is a charge if you’re over the age of 26 (or over the age of 18 and not from the EU). Its actually pretty cool that if you have an EU passport or ID you can skip the ticket queues and just flash that to get yourself in.

Anyway, as the first in my series of snapshots from Paris, here’s the beautiful Louvre museum in the rain. (Everything in Paris looks better in the rain…)

13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre 13.09.15 Rainy Afternoon at the Louvre

So there we are, the Musée du Louvre in all its drizzly glory. Galleries like this are the entire reason I decided to grab all my stuff and move to Paris for a year. I’m a massive art history loser and did catch myself smiling through the (really hot) corridors. That said, I probably won’t go back in a hurry. The Musée d’Orsay is far more my cup of tea + a macaron.

Fingers crossed, starting now, I can share with you a great deal more snapshot and touristy posts like this. I’m really looking forward to it! Ollie arrives today so will definitely have a week of sightseeing to share with you all. Keep checking back for more!

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