We went to the Louvre again, but this time to concentrate on the wing of the Louvre named after Cardinal Richelieu.  It is quite vast, as this is where you will find various European paintings, sculptures, many artifacts, etc. and also the former Appartements of Napoleon III.

I took some pictures which I will post here to show the luxurious apartment.

You climb up an utterly gorgeous staircase and here you can see the entrance of the apartment.  The apartment consists of heavy velvets, bronze, marble, silks, and gold.  The draperies are so tall and luxurious.  The ceilings are of ornate paintings.  The walls are covered with gold-plated paintings.  There are detailed wood-paneled walls and all of this is preserved here.

This a small dining room that has some beautiful cupboards, ceiling and china.
The porcelain china is from the 1700’s as seen below.
If you click on the photos, they will enlarge so you can see them better.

In the rear standing up is a cheese platter.
The pattern is so pretty and the different pieces are just beautiful.
Below you will gaze upon the very large and opulent dining room with a photo along side of the view outside one of the windows that you can see the Louvre outside.

The portrait on the right is of Napoleon’s wife, the Empress Eugenie.
On our way back home we walked around a little and came upon this little market where some really good cheese was for sale.
Aphrodite of Milos, better know as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most famous Greek sculptures.  On the right pictured here with the statue is my daughter and myself.
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  1. says:

    I really loved these pictures! I don’t think we got to that in the Louvre…I would have remembered! The first time we were there, we didn’t have a lot of time, so we did what we could get around to in a day at the Louvre. I especially love love loved the china…! OMG…it is just gorgeous, and the rooms, as well as the dining room are spectacular! Very enjoyable and great pictures.

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