Thursday we got up early and went to MusÃ©e du Louvre. Like Notre Dame, there were some pieces I had learned about in art history that I was dying to see, the statue of Nike being one of them. It wasn’t in very good shape (no where near as good as the picture I linked to), but it was still wonderful to see. They placed it at the top of some stairs so your first view of it is amazing. And the statue is much larger than I thought it would be too.
We also saw the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Personally I prefer modern art, so the museum was only half interesting to me. I appreciate the older stuff, but I thought they might have a little more of a mix. I think I was more impressed with the Louvre itself than with the art in it. Many of the rooms have these ornate ceilings painted and or adorned with little statues. I wish I would have had time to go to some of the other museums here as well, but I don’t think I’ll be able to squeeze it in. Oh well, next time for sure.
After the tiring museum we went back to the apartment and I took a nice long nap. Then Steve and I headed out to Le Marais to wonder around and see a little more of Paris. We saw a couple of cool buildings, but nothing too different from what we’ve already seen while here.
We walked around long enough for it to be dinner time, where we met Orion and Rebecca at another restaurant with reservations. I had an excellent tuna steak with some delicious green beans. And finally, some creamy, yummy creme brulee – it was just the way I like it.