Woke the kids up early today, to get to the Musee de Louvre at opening. Our first ride on the underground Metro. All I can say is thank god most of the rail people understand a little English. With our metro map we found the way they had directed us.
Glad we got there early, as there were already 100 or so people standing in line, but it moves quite fast. It's so big and who knows where to start. I thought it would be a good idea to go straight for the Mona Lisa, and glad we did because, after going past it and finding it on the way back, the place was getting packed. I guess it's the same with all the big attractions in Paris, which we are finding out, either get there early or wait in the long cue.
Anyway, back to the Mona Lisa, well what can I say, it's small, under glass, and Asian tourists will push over a six year old to get their photo in front of it............
I did manage to get one photo standing in front of it but there was no way to get us all that close at once.
As for the rest of the museum, beautiful, interesting, and a lot of very important works and pieces are there.
The kids started whinging about an hour into it, we ended up being there about three hours, so my eardrums were pretty much bleeding.
We caught the metro back to our stop and had a quick lunch and a rest, tonight we dine at the La Tour Eiffel !!!!
We all got dressed up ( a little bit ) and took the metro again (getting brave, this time we even had to change trains) . To be honest I would have liked to go in a taxi, but anyway, we got there on time, I just couldn't put on heels as it was too far to walk from the station.
With a dinner reservation you get to go straight through to a separate lift, not wait in the massive lines with all the plebs (like we had to everywhere else) This is also why we didn't try to go up the tower the other day, we knew we would be back.
The view was beautiful from the platform, but dinner first, we were seated on the best side of the restaurant, not far from the window, the meal was delicious ( I had fois gras, roasted chicken and eclairs with ice cream and hot chocolate sauce yum yum.
I could hear quite a few Aussie accents in the restaurant, a nice surprise.
After dinner we spent ages walking around the viewing deck and taking pictures, Paris is a beautiful city.
Back home by 10.00, still light outside, we stay up late, listening to the neighbours start their Bastille Day celebrations.