We did a bit of a whistle-stop tour anxious to soak up as much French culture as possible during our Parisian mini-break.
We arrived really early in Paris at about 09:30 in the morning after a quick stop off at the hotel were on our way to our first destination; the Louvre. It was really nice to wander around the quiet rooms to catch glimpses of amazing paintings such as the Vermeer Lacemaker painting and have a look at some lovely Dutch still life paintings. When we decided to make our way to the famed Mona Lisa painting it was so overwhelmingly busy!
After much floor plan navigation we dodged our way over to the Napoleonic apartments which were so sumptuous I managed to sneak my camera out for a few photos! The animals in the photo above are part of an art exhibition that was also on show during our visit and are not real, however the poor little lapins in the photo below were and had been fashioned into slippers!
I fell in love with the beautiful wallpaper dotted with floral posies although I found the gilding and chandeliers a bit much I could quite happily live with that wall covering!
Afterwards we headed to Angelina Patisserie from some velvety smooth hot chocolate with Chantilly cream and a tartlette or two; followed by a wander around the Tuileries to walk it off!
Still to come - Versailles!