After a wonderful breakfast, we took the Metro to meet Karen right by Moulin Rouge for the Montmartre tour. She took us through neighborhoods that are not usually visited by tourists and regaled us with the rich history of the area. We saw where VanGogh and Renoir lived while in Paris. She revealed many fun facts and gave us a real understanding of the people who populated Montmartre over the years. We visited Sacre Couer and artists square and took pictures at the wall where I Love You is inscribed in the worlds’ languages.
Our tour ended and we had tickets for the Louvre at 3pm so back on the Metro. Since Angelina’s is nearby, we decided to see if we might get lucky and have lunch there. The line only had about 10 people and we were shown to a table after about 10-15 minutes. The food and service were wonderful and the hot chocolate was to die for! And when we left, the line was half a block long..timing is everything!
At the Louvre, we again showed our health pass..as we had at Angelina’s..and were admitted into the museum about 315pm. We were able to see Winged Victory and Venus de Milo easily but of course, Mona Lisa was the star attraction and had quite a crowd.
We opted for a nearby dinner on the Champs- Elysees as we were already at 16000 steps and counting!