The Museum of the Legion of Honor - Free Museum Visits
|The line for the Louvre stretched to the far corner of the building.|
Museums rarely top my list of “things to do” while visiting a city because I’m usually more interested in tracking down and sampling local food specialties. I’m not sure, but I think that I may still hold the world record for the fastest visit of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence because there was a gelato place nearby that I absolutely had to try. Mmmm, I can still taste the chocolate and coconut! Anyway, I've vowed to mend my ways and to explore the Louvre, something that I've always been too distracted to do during previous visits to Paris.
As the 23 National Museums offer free admission on the first Sunday of the month, I thought that yesterday would be the perfect day to visit one of them. I guess that everyone in Paris had the same idea because there was a two hour wait to get into the Louvre. Fortunately, our destination was the Museum of the Legion of Honor, which is located directly across from the Musée d’Orsay.
|National Museum of the Legion of Honor|