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Inside the Louvre

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

As I previously  told you I’ve visited Paris four times before and lived here during four months last spring and now again for a little over a month without setting my foot inside the Louvre one single time… Well, this week that changed and I can now finally tick of this enormous museum from my to-do list! I think I’ve always avoided this particular place since I’m not a big fan of being squashed by huge crowds, but thanks to wonderful Edna I got to see the Louvre quite empty, without long lines everywhere and giant hoards of people. Yay!

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Edna kindly guided me through the museum, which she knew like the back of her pocket (to me it seemed that way at lest) and told me small bits of information about pieces here and there and since my only knowledge about the inside of this museum involves Tom Hanks (haha yes, I know, shame on me!) I was more than happy to being able to find out a little bit more.

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

I got to see everything I wanted to and more, and this without having to use my elbows to get through crowds. I would love to return, preferably during an early mornings so that you can wander these beautiful halls calmly and undisturbed like we did. After our morning visit to the Louvre we headed to another place I’ve been dying to go to for a while but I’ll let you know more about that tomorrow! And yes, of course, it involves something sweet.

  1. Shivani    February 10, 2013

    Gorgeous photos!

  2. cheyenne    February 10, 2013

    gorgeous photo’s! i would love to get the chance to see the louvre in peace and quiet.
    it’s a lovely museum, but the amount of people in it drives me crazy.
    xo, cheyenne

  3. So beautiful! It was only half of a day that I spent in the Louvre, but I adore museums of all kinds so I am getting quite nostalgic looking at your photos!

  4. willsheloveparis    February 10, 2013

    beautiful photos Carin and aww lucky you to get Edna showing you around xx

  5. Your photos make it seem as if you were there alone…a true achievement! Beautiful.

  6. I had so much fun just the two of us! Let’s do d’Orsay or l’Orangerie next :)

  7. Maybe this is kind of crazy, but it would be my dream to get permission to do a painting in the halls of the Louvre like the artist in your picture… maybe someday :) Glad you had a nice visit!

  8. Claire    February 10, 2013

    Wonderful details! I am seeing with new eyes!

  9. So beautiful! The Nike of Samothrace is one of my favorite sculptures, I’m dying to go see it in person. Can’t wait to hear about your other adventure :)

  10. Wonderful pictures! I have never been in the museum…next time! Xx

  11. Anastasia    February 12, 2013

    I wrote a blog post on Louvre a few weeks ago too, maybe you’d like to check it out :)
    http://www.thefashionarium.blogspot.ru/2013/01/musee-du-louvre.html

  12. Yolanda    February 12, 2013

    Incredible post! I can’t believe you got that close to the Mona Lisa with NO crowds!

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  14. Sarena Watkins    March 11, 2014

    Incredible posts & Facebook page. I love you for it! Muah. <3

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