Paris, the city of love and romance. Who would ever say no to a weekend trip to Paris? Not me, for sure, when my boyfriend asked me a while back. I’m a sucker for romance (but I’m actually really bad at handling it). During my research on where to go and what to visit I stumbled upon the Paris Museum Pass. Visit the major museums and monuments for only 42 € for 2 days? Sounded like a great idea to me, especially since it enables the pass holder to skip all waiting lines and get instant access. Which really came in handy, especially at the Louvre Museum .
But if you try to visit as many museums as possible in just two days, forget about romance. You’ll be very likely too busy running from one museum to the next.
Lucky for me then that my boyfriend and me love going to museums. We managed to visit the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, the Eiffel tower, L’Arc de triomphe and even the Musée de l’Orangerie. So I guess I can safely say we got the most out of the pass during our weekend in Paris.Plus, we also got to walk around Paris a lot, which I love because walking in other cities makes it possible to experience the true culture of the people living there. I’d prefer walking any time over public transport, unless the distance is too long or the area unsafe.
But since I don’t want to write one strenuously long blog post about Paris, so this post I’m just gonna write about the biggest museum we’ve visited, the Musée du Louvre.
If you like museums as much as I do but do not want to run around to get your money’s value out of the museum pass, I’d recommend visiting the Louvre. Take an entire day to enjoy all the exhibitions. I can safely say that we did enjoy it a lot, but since we visited it on a Saturday, we could not avoid the masses. If you want to go there you might consider visiting the Louvre on a weekday. I mean, seriously, just look at the crowd fighting to take a picture of that famous lady Mona Lisa.
However, the Louvre is quite large and there are quite lot of places to visit where the crowds are not as massive. I was lucky enough to get to see some sculptures by Auguste Rodin, who happens to be my favorite sculptor. This is one of my favorites, called Amor and Psyche.
Honestly, if you’re interested in classic arts you should definitely spend a day or even better two days at the Musée du Louvre. It is definitely worth a visit.