I am adding up my last few days in Paris for one last post about my trip, which includes the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay and Notre Dame! The Louvre was pretty much an all day thing like Versailles. It’s the largest museum in the world and houses many famous works of art including, of course, the Mona Lisa. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of paintings and sculptures that start to look alike but it really is an amazing place. It was once a palace and Napoleon lived there for a while (his apartments in the Louvre might be my favorite part of the museum). Since I hope to one day have a career in the museum field I feel really lucky that I was able to visit and experience the most famous museum in the world!
Notre Dame is another must see we visited in Paris. This year marked 850 since the cathedral was built. That’s way before Columbus even sailed to America!!!! It’s the largest cathedral in Paris and the inside really is beautiful, especially the stained glass windows. We even lit candles while we were inside :)
Another day we went to another museum called the Musee d’Orsay ( I don’t think there is an English translation for that) it was once a train station that has been transformed into an art museum. This museum is much smaller than the Louvre but I actually think I enjoyed it more because I found that I liked the art in this museum more. It includes works by famous painters such as Van Gogh, Manet, Renoir and Manet. This museum also has a scene in Gossip Girl so it was a little more than just a museum visit for me :) We were not allowed to take pictures of the art here so I only have a few shots of me in the museum (paired with a GG picture just for reference haha). We also visited the Fontaine Louvois which is also used in the Gossip Girl Paris episode (sorry about all the GG references). The fountain, like most in Paris was not running but we ate our last Laduree macaroons on a bench by the fountain and got a picture of course.
Well that is all for my trip to Paris! It was an amazing experience and I feel so lucky that I got to spend a week there and take my time exploring everything. I’m also glad that I got to use some of the French that I spent 2 years studying! Sorry about all the Gossip Girl references but I hoped you enjoyed hearing about my trip!
Til next time :)