We were fortunate to have bought reserved entry tickets for this busy and rainy Saturday morning. The non-reserved lines were long.
Mona Lisa has been moved, and is now the first stop. We snaked our way through a switchback line (think Disneyland) that actually left us fairly close to the painting, a selfie-taker’s paradise.
Employees politely rush people along after a minute or so.
From there it was Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and too many other paintings and sculptures to count.
We followed the Louvre with a damp stroll through the Tuileries Garden and along the Seine to Pont Neuf, before retreating to the Metro and our hotel room, drying off with a game of Spades in the lobby, and a beer for the grandparents.
We’re dining at the Brewery Paname in awhile, just across the canal from our hotel.
An evening of cards and a brewery - dangerous grandparents!