I woke up at 8:30am. The apartment was cool and the bed was nice and toasty. Besides, what is there to wake to — it is raining.
Well, it had to happen sometime I suppose. We have been very fortunate with the weather on this trip. The majority of our stay here has been blessed with wonderfully warm and sunny days. Should I complain about a day of rain? Yes, if it happens to be our last day in Paris I feel I can complain about it at least a little.
For breakfast, I make french toast with the remaining Challah bread — it was delicious! My DH takes a nap and I work on the blog before we leave for our last visit of the Louvre.
Yes, this is our third trip to the Louvre. We have one more wing to see — the Sully. With any luck, we will have time to see the top floors of the Denon and Richelieu wings too.
We need our umbrellas as we walk to the Metro. But once in the Metro, our Metro stop is right under the Louvre so rain is no longer a problem. We arrive at the Louvre around 2pm. Let’s face it — the best place to be on a rainy day is in a museum. By the size of the crowd, I would say that every tourist in Paris would agree with that statement.
So, what can be so bad about being where everyone wants to be? The short list would include the long lines for just about everything. There was a long line to purchase tickets, to check your coats and bags, to see the Egyptian exhibits, the Roman exhibits, the eat in the cafeteria, and to use the ladies restroom. It seems a shame to me that of the four hours we were at the Louvre, we spend twenty percent of it waiting in line for something — this bugs me to no end! Still, we saw some fantastic art — so much of it that we didn’t make it to the top floor of any wing. Oh well, maybe on our next trip to Paris…?
The Louvre closed at 6pm. By this time, the rain had stopped and turned to a light mist. The air was crisp and cool so we did not mind the 1+ mile walk to a our restaurant for our last French dinner at La Poule au Pot. This place was classic French, just perfect for our last night here!
By 8pm, we are pleasantly stuffed as we leave the restaurant. We are also tired! You wouldn’t think that standing around all day would take a toll on you, but it does! Still, we took our time in locating a Metro stop as we took our final evening walk through this magical city! I know that sounds really, really cliché, but it is.
Quote of the day: “Honey, sneak me into the men’s room?” — Anna