Eurotrip Day 9: Gluten Free Pastries and the Louvre Museum!

So on the day before we flew back home we adventured to the famous Louvre Museum which was pretty awesome. There was however a bunch of negatives, it was super hot, sweaty hot in that place lol, also after about being there for an hour it filled up to Disney World New Years Eve style packed. It was insane about the amount of people there. It was un-enjoyable and we planned on spending hours there, instead we hung out for about an hour literally. It was that packed and hot in the place we bailed. The things you don’t read online about the Louvre, also the 100,000 people in line to see the Mona Lisa, just because it got stolen once and a shitty painting if you ask me. There are a lot more interesting things there. Anyways lets start off walking to this amazing pastry shop that was gluten free (of course it didn’t open on time) it’s Paris! They do whatever the fuck they want!

Gluten Free Goodies! Helmut Newcake Sans Gluten! This place was so fucking good, even put like 3 baguettes in my backpack.

While waiting for the pastry shop to open we saw this, it’s the Place de la Madeleine.

L’église de la Madeleine (French pronunciation: ​[leɡliːz də la madəlɛn], Madeleine Church; more formally, L’église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine; less formally, just La Madeleine) is a Roman Catholic church occupying a commanding position in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The Madeleine Church was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of Napoleon’s army. To its south lies the Place de la Concorde, to the east is the Place Vendôme, and to the west Saint-Augustin, Paris.

The Louvre Museum

The Louvre (English: /ˈluːv(rə)/ LOOV(-rə)[2]), or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre [myze dy luvʁ] (About this soundlisten)), is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet). In 2018, the Louvre was the world’s most visited art museum, receiving 10.2 million visitors.

It wasn’t that busy at this point, it got super packed later in the day.

The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as the Louvre castle in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Due to urban expansion, the fortress eventually lost its defensive function, and in 1546 Francis I converted it into the main residence of the French Kings. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years.[6] During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation’s masterpieces.  

The lines were starting to get busier!

  The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. Because of structural problems with the building, the museum was closed in 1796 until 1801. The collection was increased under Napoleon and the museum was renamed Musée Napoléon, but after Napoleon’s abdication many works seized by his armies were returned to their original owners. The collection was further increased during the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the Second French Empire the museum gained 20,000 pieces. Holdings have grown steadily through donations and bequests since the Third Republic. The collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.  

Had no idea it was underground. First stop! Find a locker to put my bag and baguettes in.

Entering the Medieval Section!

They say don’t touch! You think these are reconstructed walls, but nope they’re from the 1300’s!

Totally epic *imagine knights running through here*

Look liked a cat, human cat.

I love these things.

Egyptian amulets is what I think there called

I called this the titty room. There were like 10 pictures with titties.

The roofs in some of the rooms were simply amazeballs.

Trying to figure out where to build the brewery.

This guy had enough of the Louvre for one day.

More heavenly stuff going down.

Artwork.

Slip.

This place was MASSIVE, you easily get lost.

Represent!

The room on the way to the famous Mona Lisa..

It got stolen once, that’s what you read about it. That’s what’s famous about it, lol.

This room was awesome.

More Artwork.

Huge pieces.

These fucking tourists. These chinese tourists are pieces of shit with there fucking flag. If you need a fucking flag to alert your group you have to large of a group. Wear some fucking orange idiot fucks.

Europe Views.

I’ll take a bath please.

It got to packed so we headed out ,like real packed. Gift shop was like a high dollar department store.

Upon the reverse exit or another entrance is a cool inverted pyramid.

Yes, that’s the line to get into the louve, I mean I’d say fuck it, just imagine the inside, super packed. Worthless.

The outside, it started raining.

 

Yummy & Guilt Free

Hit up these fully gluten free spot in Paris, it was probably one of the best meals of our entire trip! They make waffles with goodness on them, like real goodness. Don’t fuck around, go here.

This was like the cheese and ham one, melts in your fucking mouth.

Deliciouso! I think this was a seasonal pumpkin something, sweet potato?!

We then ended up finding this underground mall then headed back to our hotel. What a wonderful day in Paris!

  So the Louvre wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, but it was pretty much same thing as the MET in NYC so wasn’t nothing new except some real older stuff, ha. But the crowds, sweat, and pure rudeness of tourists from countries who are assholes was the real issue. Turn the fucking AC Louvre, and don’t allow tourist selfie flag sticks. If you missed yesterdays blog, check it out below.   

 

Eurotrip Day 8: Exploring the streets of Paris and Eiffel Tower Tourist Trap