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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.

  • Shivani

    Gorgeous photos!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Merci!

  • cheyenne

    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

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much. Yes, I hate the huge crowds!

  • http://twitter.com/YelleEvents Yelle

    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!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you! I’m happy I could bring back some memories for you ;)

  • willsheloveparis

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

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :) xx

  • http://www.fleurishingblog.com Susan

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

    • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

      Like I told Carin, going early is key!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :) And yes, as Edna says: go early!

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

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

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      I really had a great time Edna :) Thank you again for showing me around. Would love to do d’Orsay and l’Orangerie next as well!

  • http://balenciagamos.wordpress.com/ Kat

    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!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Yes, I can imagine! There were actually so many artists doing this! You should go for it :) Thanks!

  • Claire

    Wonderful details! I am seeing with new eyes!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :)

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    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 :)

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darina.weggemansnykl Darina Weggemans-Nykl

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

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thanks :)

  • Anastasia

    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

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Well I can’t understand a single word :p But pretty photos :)

      • Anastasia

        Thank you ;)
        There’s a translation to English under the photos! ;)

        • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

          Ah, didn’t see that! Thanks :)

  • Yolanda

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

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      I know, right? Thank you :)

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  • Sarena Watkins

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