The King’s Bedroom

In traditional French Palace design, the King’s bedchamber was the main feature of the king’s apartments.

During the Ancien Regime, the late Middle Ages until the French Revolution. Placed significant emphasis to the King’s bed. Instead of sitting on a throne, the king would lounge in his ornate bed.

The Ceilings of the Louvre

The Louvre was originally built over 800 years ago as a fortress to protect the citizenry of Paris. That fortress was torn down and replaced with a magnificent palace for the royal family.

The ornate painted ceilings are exceedingly beautiful.

Chambre du Roi¬†(The King’s Room)

Galerie d’Apollon

Sprinting Through The Louvre

A trip to Paris should include a trip to the World Famous Louvre Museum. Planning ahead is crucial to your enjoyment. When we visited in April, we purchased our tickets ahead of time. This gave us a set time that we could enter the Museum.

Tip#1: Don’t queue up to enter the Glass Pyramid. Instead, look for Carrousel de Louvre. If you are facing the Gardens, go through the building on your right. This will take out to the street where you can find the entrance to the Louvre. This is an underground shopping mall and takes you right under the Glass Pyramid. There was no line, but we had to wait for our designated time.

Tip#2: Do your homework and know what you want to see. The Louvre is Massive! Our highlights included Mona Lisa, Venus deMilo and Winged Victory.

The Line for Mona can be very long.

And when you actually get close enough, she can be underwhelming. The official name of this work of art is “La Gioconda”

Just a month after our visit, a protestor smeared a piece of cake on the glass protecting the Mona Lisa. Unfortunately, she has had her share of mayhem