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Last Day in Paris – Louvre & Champs Elysees

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Originally a royal palace, the Louvre became a public museum at the end of the 18th century. It is located in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris. There are about 35.000 objects on display, spread out over three wings of the former palace. The museum has a diverse collection ranging from the antiquity up to the mid 19th century. A large part of the collection consists of European paintings and sculptures. Other rooms contain Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Oriental art. There is also a section with ‘Objects d’Art’, where objects such as clocks, furniture, china and tapestries are displayed.

Some of the most famous works of art in the museum are the Venus of Milo, the Nike of Samothrake, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

(http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/louvre.htm)

We didn’t go in to have a look because we were afraid of the crowds so we just took some photos outside.

Look at our shopping bags from Galeries Lafayette! For tourists who have little time, I highly recommend this place for shopping because it has all the big name brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, YSL, Dior, Chanel etc so you can do your shopping in the fastest way possible. There are queues but they are unavoidable. Another advantage is that you get to settle your taxes together so you wouldn’t end up having to have a dozen tax return forms to file and post at the airport (assuming you are a hardcore shopper :p).

We walked all the way to Champs Elysees and before we reached there, we were famished and settled down for a late lunch.

Unfortunately, because I have my hands full of bags and am tired of walking too much, the only photo I have of Champs Elysees is this which I took outside the Louis Vuitton flagship store while queueing.

I ended up getting a lovely Eva clutch and am very pleased with my purchase. The service was impeccable as well, probably because too many complained in the past, haha!

And at the end of the street, Arc de Triomphe.

This is the end of my 3 weeks long trip in Europe. I hope you guys have enjoyed reading as much as I had enjoyed sharing. One day, I hope to be able to go to Europe again, to explore more of France, to Italy, Greece, Spain and more. Please link me if you have any posts on your traveling, I would love to read about them! X

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Written by whitepaperroses

January 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM

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