|On the Pont Neuf.|
We made it down to the Louvre, which was about a 2.5 mile walk. Luckily, we had purchased museum passes so we were able to skip the long line that we saw from afar. As we went down inside we made sure to see the most famous of art work first and then walk around as much as we could at a leisurely pace.
|Outside the Louvre|
|Mona Lisa - much smaller than expected!|
|Venus Di Milo|
|Winged Victory - Jon's favorite.|
|David and Goliath.|
|David and Goliath depiction.|
After the Louvre, we strolled along the Seine River. Spanning the river in Paris there are 37 different bridges. Pont Neuf is probably the most well known, being the oldest standing bridge across the Seine in Paris, but one that caught our eye was the Pont des Arts. Here, locks are affixed to the bridge by couples in order to symbolize their everlasting love.
|Locks of love|
After stopping in a little restaurant for some lunch we made our way up the Seine again towards the Musee d'Orsay, which holds pieces of work by Van Gogh and Gauguin, among others.
When we made it back to the hotel we mapped out our day and realized that we had walked over 8 miles... time to rest and eat! We had reservations at a small restaurant where personal attention and amazing food is guaranteed. They gave us two glasses of champagne to start the evening and brought out a few knives for Jon to choose to cut his steak. Here is where we tried escargot (which were great) and stuffed ourselves silly. The day was a fantastic start to our vacation!
|Jon and his knife.|
|The knife that made the cut.|