I was so disappointed that Napoleon’s apartment at the Louvre was closed the afternoon I was there.   Seriously!  Of all the things to do and see at the Louvre, it is one of the most recommended.  Although I couldn’t see the apartment itself, the grand Escalier du Ministre staircase leading up to the apartment was […]

While I’ve been back to see the outside several times, I haven’t actually been inside the Louvre for more than ten years.  I had a little free time on Thursday afternoon, and I thought a visit to the Louvre would be a good way to spend a rainy day in Paris. As I spent a […]

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After an all day training session in our Dutch office, we were on to Paris!  We took the high-speed Thalys train from Schiphol to Gare du Nord and arrived at the hotel in the middle of the afternoon.  After a very late lunch, two of my co-workers and I had about an hour of rapidly […]