After our wonderful sunday lunch at Cafe Constant (click here to read the post) we headed to Le Louvre museum for a bit of culture ! Le Louvre is one of the oldest and largest museum in the world welcoming an impressive 9.7 million people a year.
The weather was horrible that afternoon and we could not be happier to enter the amazing pyramid in the middle of the court of Le Louvre. The entrance cost £12 but each first Sunday of the month, the entrance is free.
Of course, we had to go to see Mona Lisa – like everybody else in the museum it seems…sadly, due to the over crowded area and the security set up around, it is extremely difficult to properly appreciate the Leonardo Da Vinci painting.
Then we decided to leave the crowd behind to head to an area last affluent, and visit the Art of Islam section and the Mediterranean Orient in the Roman Empire. So when you are next in Paris, make sure you allow yourself a good afternoon to enjoy the amazing collections.
After spending a couple of hours admiring some impressive statues, paintings, ceramics, etc… time was up for a cup of tea and coffee. And what easier place to go to then Cafe Marly, a contemporary Brasserie located in the Richelieu arcade of the Louvre, overlooking the Pyramid.
At 12.50€ for an espresso and a small cup of tea, it is not cheap but let’s be honest, we’d pay for the location and the experience that I shall recommend too !
The Louvre Museum
Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)Open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 (except Tuesday)
Pictures by Luxury Chic Travel.