We took the bus to Place du la Concorde so that we could walk the rest of the way through the beautiful Jardin des Tuileries. The park is just enchanting with a carrousel, gorgeous statues, fountains, sculptures, topiaries, ponds and lovely gardens. We could walk through the park right to the Louvre, which is where we are headed today.
We always look forward to spending time and exploring the different wings of the Louvre. The Denon wing was to be our choice.
It was such a beautiful sunny day here in Paris as we walked through the Tuileries. We stopped by the carrousel first then on to the pond where people were taking the sun and enjoying the blue skies. You can see the beautiful statues in this picture.
We came upon the topiaries which are just so perfect and continued on. When we got near the entrance to the Louvre which is the glass pyramid, I took this picture.
What a treat to have time to stroll through the Louvre in Paris, which opened in 1793. It is one of the largest museums in the world and remains the most visited.
We came upon the painting of the Wedding at Cana, by Paolo Veronese painted in 1563. The painting depicts the story of the first of seven miracles performed by Christ where he turned the water into wine.
Beautifully embellished and painted ceilings, room after room.
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci painted in the very early 1500’s, is the most famous painting in the world. If you just follow the crowd they are all headed in this direction. I couldn’t help myself but to post this picture of the Mona Lisa and Elaine!
The second century Winged Victory of Samothrace is prominently displayed at the Louvre in Paris. Made of marble, it is the most popular sculptures in the entire world. It honors the goddess Nike as well as the sea battle.
We sought out the ancient Greek sculpture of Venus de Milo which is one of our favorites in the Louvre. We located it and admired her for sometime.
After several hours of compete immersion in the wonders, beauty and history of the Musée du Louvre, we were completely ready for coffee and dessert.
We headed straight for Angelina’s, a famous café in Paris known for the decadent chocolat chaud (hot chocolate).
That is exactly what we ordered along with some delicious and beautiful treats.
As you look at the photo of the hot chocolate, think of melted chocolate being poured right into your cup. Then add the delicious whipped cream which accompanies it. A superb reward I dare say.
It is safe to assume we’re all enjoying the city of Paris one treat at a time.