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The Louvre

I was going to write a post on the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre to add to my collection of Paris posts, but there’s only so much you can say about walking through the gardens, and ending up at the museum when you don’t actually go inside. Don’t get me wrong both the gardens and the museum are incredible, both really beautiful in different ways so I’ve decided to add it to my Insta-blogs collection and let the photos of the Louvre tell the story instead.

 

The Louvre

 

The Tuileries gardens can be accessed from Place de la Concorde, through the Louvre, or Rue de Rivoli, but without a doubt the best walk through is from Place de la Concorde so you get the view of the Eiffel Tower right at the start.

 

Place de la Concorde

 

The gardens are huge, really open so you can see the full area around you including some of the best sights in Paris from this central spot. You’ll see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre all from this walk.

You can either walk straight down the middle, which is really open, or through the trees either side which is a bit more secluded. There are little cafes and coffee stalls hidden among the trees, and a carousel that lights up at night.

The huge fountains in the middle of the gardens are a really popular spot for just sitting at to enjoy the view. Chairs are provided and they’re really low and reclined, it’s mad how you can get so relaxed in the middle of a capital city.

 

The Tuileries

 

As you get nearer to the Louvre, the gardens become more sculpted, with preened symmetrical hedges and giant sculptures and statues.

 

Photos of the Louvre

 

Right at the end as you climb the steps you’re faced with the first big archway monument. Passing through this and you’re at the Louvre.

 

The Louvre

 

Once at the Louvre it’s basically a complete contrast of old and new prettiness. The old museum building housing a complete fortune of art, is a work of art in itself. I’m no architectural buff so I won’t get all technical, but I did take some photos that show how beaut it is.

 

The Louvre

The Louvre

The Louvre

The Louvre

 

The pyramids themselves are obviously a more recent addition, and I know caused some controversy back in the day but i really like them. They reflect the whole building and set in the fountains are impressive in a different way.

 

The Louvre

The Louvre pyramids

The Louvre

 

I’ve been at the Louvre when it’s been absolutely heaving, but on the Friday we were there in December it was so quiet. I couldn’t believe that at 11am I managed to get some photos of the Louvre pyramids with hardly anyone in.

 

The Louvre

 

And obviously we had to get the standard selfie that I think we got at every sight in Paris.

 

 

From the Louvre you can get out either side, onto either Rue de Rivoli and head to Angelinas, or out the other side towards the river and Paris Saint Germain. Whichever way you take you’ll pass through more grand archways!

 

 

This photo wasn’t taken on our trip in December, it was taken a couple of years ago in Spring but I had to include it because it’s one of my favourites and I first shared it on Instagram in 2010.

 

The Louvre

 

Take a look at some of my other Insta-blogs:

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Photos of the Louvre

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24 Comments

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    Danijela WorldGlimpses
    1st February 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Great pics! Love Paris, who doesn’t, right? 😀 It’s always tricky to write something new about the place everybody’s been to. But on the other hand, we all have our specific angles which always make it special. So, liking your angle, enjoyed the photos! 😉

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    Fiona Mai
    1st February 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve already been to the Louvre but still get excited every time I see photos of it 🙂 These Instagram photos definitely make the place look even more dreamy! I went there in the summer so it was much crowded and less easy to take photos haha

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    Maria
    1st February 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful photos, love all the different angles and shades! Paris is a paradise for photographers! No wonder it’s a number 1 destination for so many people! Although we didn’t go to Louvre, your photos have brought back many wonderful memories. Thanks!

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    Sheila Berrios
    1st February 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Gorgeous pictures. I agree with you about the pyramids. I think they were a good addition too, and now it’s one of the first things that go through people’s min when they think about the Louvre.

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    Anjali Sareen
    1st February 2017 at 4:59 pm

    These photos are breathtaking. I visited Paris once when I was young, but never truly appreciate the beauty. I can’t wait to go back – especially after seeing this pictures!

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    Hra
    1st February 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Wow amazing shots!! Good work 🙂 It seems you had an amazing time in Paris!! I love this city < 3

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    Becca
    2nd February 2017 at 12:21 am

    Sweet shots! I love all the different angles and perspectives! You were so lucky to get such a quiet morning! When I went it was so busy! I especially love the shot of the Eiffel Tower in the background!

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    Stella the Travelerette
    2nd February 2017 at 1:04 am

    Your photos are fantastic! I love the Louvre! You can really tell it used to be a palace! I also like the pyramid.

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    Joy Generoso
    2nd February 2017 at 12:05 pm

    My husband and I were in Paris last summer. Your photos made me miss this beautiful and romantic place. Can’t get enough of Paris, really. 🙂

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    Brown Gal Trekker
    2nd February 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Nice photography! Luckily you capture the place with not many tourists in the photo! Usually it’s hard to avoid the crowds in these places.

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    Johna
    3rd February 2017 at 12:29 am

    Love this photo of yours! Mainly because I just love Paris and also because I just went here in April and it was soooooo beautiful. Def. want to go back now after seeing your photos 😀

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    Daniel
    6th February 2017 at 9:30 am

    Love the photos makes me want to go back.

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    Michaela Terese Harrison
    6th February 2017 at 9:44 am

    My favourite place! Love your photos I will be there in couple of months time. Cannot wait! If I could move there I would. Love anything posts about Paris thank your sharing

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    stacey veikalas
    7th February 2017 at 12:01 pm

    What beautiful photos and such a great place to take them. I love to see or read anything about Paris thank you for sharing your awesome photos!

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    Taiss @TogetherInThailand
    8th February 2017 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for this little “tour” It was enjoyable! I never saw the area that you say all the major sights can be seen from. Unfortunately when I was there it was in the middle of winter and freezing so hard to enjoy this place much. But it is very beaut indeed 😉

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    Bhushavali
    8th February 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Gorgeous pics. When I was there, after roaming about all over Paris, I just spent the evening at the garden it was just beautiful!!!

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    Ana Rose | Roads and Pages
    10th February 2017 at 8:39 am

    The photos are all amazing. Thank you for sharing those. It makes me more motivated to push my dream to travel to Paris someday with my other half. Definitely, it is included in my bucket list.

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    Maria
    12th February 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Your photos are really amazing and bring sweet memories of the times I’ve been there. But Paris is an Instagram mine field, one place after another screaming for a photo.

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    Anna
    12th February 2017 at 6:15 pm

    These photos make me want to drop everything and go to Paris for a weekend. How can a place be so photogenic? And you were quite lucky with the weather!

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      sfox
      12th February 2017 at 9:37 pm

      We were definitely very lucky! I always want to drop everything for Paris!

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    Swati
    12th February 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Such amazing capture and a great way to photograph Eiffel Tour from Place de la Concorde. It really gives a very interesting perspective and framing for sure. The gardens and architecture look splendid. We are planning to go to Paris for a weekend in July .. hopefully, can take some amazing pictures

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    Punita Malhotra
    13th February 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Is it humanly possible to get enough pictures of Paris? Ever? This city is just so beautiful. Each of these pictures is so perfect. And one of the reasons for that is absence of people. Great timing! And I am besotted with Louvre…absolutely.

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