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Throwback Thursday: The Louvre in Paris

It’s a throwback to my time in Paris last year! I didn’t realise I hadn’t uploaded any photos of the day Moana and I headed to the Louvre for a day trip. After missing out on the Louvre during our first big(ish) trip to Paris we made sure it was on our to-do list this time around. The line was horribly long in the scorching hot sun, but eventually we got in. I’ve been to the Louvre before, during my previous big trip to France when I was 12, but you can never seen the Louvre in a day, so this time around, as well as seeing some of the obvious masterpieces it was wonderful getting to see the things I missed the last time. I think that now I’m a lot older I also appreciated everything a little more, making it a lot more special. As usual I had to grab the audio (in this case 3D visual) guide, because I always love to find out as much as I can about places and things …

Massive Day in Paris

Waking up today I felt like I’d had the best sleep I’d ever had in a long time. We had a massive day ahead of us though, so it was definitely needed! We had English muffins and coffee for breakfast and also met Catherine’s son Matthieu, who had been away for a couple of days golfing with friends. We then caught the RER to ST Michel Notre-Dame train station, which is right by the Notre-Dame Cathedral. We then lined up to get inside. The line was so strange though and it took forever to find the end of it. It literally went around in a spiral, with the end of the line in the centre of the spiral. Inside the Cathedral was beautiful. The detail that has gone into every inch of it is amazing; it’s no not hard to imagine why it took nine centuries to build. There was also a school choir that was performing while we were there, which just added to the atmosphere and made the experience even more special. While we saw the statues and the gargoyles at the …