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😎