Last weekend in Paris, Autumn hadn’t yet reached the city and you got the sense that everyone was out soaking up the last bit of the warm sun. With a day to myself, I decided to make a beeline for the Louvre. Ever since reading the book ‘Mindful London‘, I’ve begun to enjoy museums so much more. The book recommends choosing one or two exhibits to really focus on and enjoy, rather than running around and trying to take everything in, which I used to find so overwhelming! I’d recommend the book for anyone who’s lives in a big city, because the same logic applies.
With this in mind I decided to focus on the Marie Antoinette exhibition, as this alone took up a whole floor of the Louvre. You could actually spend a year in there and not see everything, it’s seriously huge!
Many of these rooms are an exact replica of Marie Antoinette’s palace, complete with the original chandeliers and silk wallpaper (which I wish they had in B&Q!). I spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to swan around those rooms in a powdered wig, sipping tea and sitting on extravagantly upholstered chairs. Probably not as romantic as it sounds without penicillin during the French Revolution when they were lopping people’s heads off, but hey, a girl can dream…
Then it was back in the out on to the Parisian streets to eat all the pastry and explore. There was a flower market- a flower market you guys! So romantic… I spent most of the afternoon sat in a coffee shop drinking tea and people watching, before wandering home for wine and dinner with friends. I feel like there’s just so much to see here and the main challenge is to take it all in without tiring yourself out! Paris, I will be back!