Musèe du Louvre

December 19, 2017

Visiting the Musèe du Louvre in Paris! We have touched down in Paris for our Christmas festivities and it has been nothing but an adventure so far! We started off our journey taking the Chunnel from London to Paris instead of flying, which was interesting! If you don't know what the Chunnel is... It's basically a tunnel that connects England to France 350 feet below sea level. So we were in a bus, inside a train, inside a tunnel under the ocean that popped us up in France!

In our first few hours in France we had quite the interesting time. First our bus driver had to slam on his brakes and a girl who was trying to get up to go to the bathroom flew about 10 feet forward on the bus, flat on her face. When she stood up she had blood streaming down her cheek and a giant gash under her eye. Then we finally got to Paris and decided to take an Uber instead of the metro train since it was so late. While driving on the free way a motor cycle cut right in front of us and had an object fly out of the back carrying case. The object hit our drivers windshield making a loud boom noise. Gavin and I both ducked and honestly thought that it was the sound of a bomb or gun fire. We looked up and the drivers entire front windshield was shattered, along with his rear view and top frame of his car bent in. We were so grateful for him and how well of a driver he was because most people would've run off the road in this situation.  A while later we heard sirens blaring and ended up having to slow down in traffic. We came up to a crash with about 4 cars spun off the road.... and guess what else??? THE SAME MOTORCYLE laying in the freeway completely mangled. This could've very well been us and felt so grateful for our awesome driver!

 

Musèe du Louvre

Now on a happier note😀. Visiting the Louvre was amazing! This museum of art is HUGE and would take over 3 days to see the entirety of. It is the biggest art museum in the entire world holding pieces such as the Mona Lisa and 380,000 other famous pieces of art. The museum was originally built as a fortress in the 12th century but eventually lost its protective function because the city expanded so much. The building then became a place to display art and royal artifacts by the 1600's. Now the Musèe du Louvre is one of the most famous places in the world and has added the amazing glass pyramid as the entrance! Sadly we didn't have time to explore the Louvre this time, but will be back in the spring to see it all! We did spend a couple hours walking around the grounds and seeing the architecture of the museum. 

Side story: As we were walking the grounds there were a bunch of boys trying to sell little souvenirs out of the back packs which come to find out is illegal. Suddenly we saw the 5 of them sprinting as fast as they could out of the museum's grounds. Then we look behind them and a police man on ROLLERBLADES is chasing them down while doing rollerblade tricks I the process. I wasn't sure if I wanted to start laughing or get the guys autograph. But now I'm somewhat envious of his job😎

 

26 Comments

  1. Soulful Leisure

    December 19, 2017

    Very interesting. Couldn’t stop laughing at the last part of the blog. Sorry for the girl, hope she had her first aid.

  2. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 19, 2017

    Haha me too! 😀

  3. Mark Dess

    December 19, 2017

    The gendarme on roller blades is a classic! I can almost hear the Pink Panther music playing as I imagine the scene. Seeing something like that makes traveling so great.

  4. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 19, 2017

    Hahaha so true!

  5. Shantae Says

    December 19, 2017

    Oh wow!! That def quite a welcome to Paris. Aside from the motorcycle and lady that flew across the bus I bet the sites were beautiful

  6. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 19, 2017

    Yes amazing! We have now forgotten about all the craziness by seeing the beautiful city!😊

  7. Catholic Pilgrim

    December 20, 2017

    I had the pleasure of viewing the paintings in the Louvre back in the summer of 91. They’re a must-see. Be sure to hit the bakeries as soon as they open early in the morning for fresh baguettes. They go nice with strawberry jam and camembert cheese for breakfast together with a bowl-shaped cup of café du lait. Joyeux Noel!

  8. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 20, 2017

    That’s awesome! We are excited to come back in a couple months and go inside. And we have been hitting the bakeries daily. I can’t get enough!

  9. Nemorino

    December 20, 2017

    I’m glad you liked the Louvre and didn’t get overwhelmed by the masses of artworks on display.
    Spread out over the last decade, I think I have spent about twenty days in the Louvre, and still haven’t seen it all.

  10. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 20, 2017

    Wow that is crazy! I don’t know if my attention span will ever let me see the entire museum. But we will try! 😂

  11. Anonymous

    December 20, 2017

    Awesome 🌻

  12. Viola Bleu

    December 20, 2017

    This is the most magical place when the light is fading … I adored being there last December. Beautiful post 🎉

  13. Kinga K.

    December 21, 2017

    Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, wonderful photos ❤❤

  14. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 21, 2017

    Thank you🤗

  15. Festenstein

    December 21, 2017

    Amazing post

  16. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 21, 2017

    Thank you!

  17. Festenstein

    December 22, 2017

    Welcome

  18. Anonymous

    December 22, 2017

    Love that you’re taking in all this tremendous culture and seeing the madness that Europe is sometimes. Luckily you have your gorilla protector in Gavin:-)

  19. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 22, 2017

    I’m usually the one protecting him… but it’s been fun😂

  20. zumpoems

    December 22, 2017

    Glad you got out safely!

    Yes, an amazing museum for sure. These are very stunning photographs with great framing of content. Have a great holiday season and a great New Year!

  21. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    December 22, 2017

    Thank you! Happy holidays to you as well!

  22. Rise and slay

    December 29, 2017

    Lovely

  23. The Count Gustaf

    January 3, 2018

    Hahahaha i saw the boys running away from the police literally everywhere in Paris. Love the way you write its so readable and funny 🙂

  24. nigroskitchen

    January 3, 2018

    Thanks for your like on my post. Your support is much appreciated. I just had a post about a day in Paris on my post about warm Goats Cheese Salad.

  25. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    January 3, 2018

    Haha thank you!

  26. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    January 3, 2018

    Very fun!

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