As we neared the end of our time in Paris, we decided to spend our last day at the Louvre. The entire building itself is gorgeous and it was quite surreal to see so many things from my art history textbooks in real life. The Louvre is, of course, massive so we didn’t get to see everything but we had a wonderful time wandering around to the areas that interested us the most. I think my favorite part was seeing Winged Victory, a piece I obsessively sketched numerous times in high school.
We also got to see an extremely cool modern art exhibit of Wim Delvoye‘s work. His pieces were scattered throughout the Napoleon apartments and the juxtaposition created a really interesting and unsettling feeling which matched his style perfectly.
The Louvre was one of the only “big” touristy things we did in Paris and I’m really glad we took the time to do it. Right after this we went and grabbed our bags and hopped an overnight train to Milan and then Rome.