Louvre - Champs Elysees - Arc de Triomphe - Eiffel Tower
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The Louvre is a daunting place - apparently even by local's standards. We took the advice of a friend and arrived at the museum fairly early and made time to do some planning knowing that we would never go even close to covering the entire museum. We opted to visit 16th - 19th Century Italian Sculptors, Greek, Etruscan & Roman Antiquities, 13th - 18th Century Italian Paintings, Napoleon III Apartments, 17th - 19th Century French Paintings plus the Large format french paintings. Phew - it may not sound like a lot but this was possibly biting off more than we could chew and as much as we enjoyed and absorbed as much as we could - there was only so much we could handle or appreciate in one visit so we departed, well sated and satisfied that we had seen that which we both wanted to see and of course topped this off with the mandatory picture of the Mona Lisa.
Following the museum we walked the length of the Champs Elysees and made our way to the Arc du Triumphe taking in the holiday atmosphere filling the air (and streets). This being achieved we then headed for the mandatory visit to the Eiffel Tower and then caught the train back to the hotel to save our feet a little!.
An evening of R & R as we attempted to fuel for the final day in Paris to be spent browsing a few shops before heading to Aix en Provence on the TGV.