The Louvre is one of Paris’s main attractions, so what could possibly happen when I went?
Our plan was to visit the Louvre early afternoon, then go for dinner afterwards since it was a special occasion. Instead of going to the Louvre then making our way back to the hotel (which is quite far away), then back out for dinner, it’s just too much travelling and to be honest extra expense, which isn’t needed!
So I wake up at 09:00, mainly so I can relax having breakfast and getting ready. I really don’t like rushing around! So along with my partner, we make our way downstairs. Usually I’d just have egg soldiers since I have a severe nut allergy so all the open food isn’t really nut-allergy friendly. But on that day, everyone kept eating out all the eggs! You had to boil them yourself in a machine, but it was always full that morning. Plus there was no eggs, even if the machine was becoming available! So my mindset was already negative after not being able to have breakfast, whilst i’m sitting across from my partner stuffing his face with croissants! I just wanted to go back up to bed.
But no, I go back to my room, shower and everything and apply my warpaint. Since we’d be going out for dinner afterwards, I have to look a bit glam. We make our way to the Louvre, the weather forecast says its supposed to rain heavily all day, but silly me I decided to wear wedges. We arrive at the Louvre, the uber driver parks pretty far away, but I still just try to stay positive. So far everything has gone against me today so what more could possibly happen? P.S. He supposedly was to plan all the places we visited. Keep that in mind.
We walk towards the entrance, and notice there’s hardly anyone in the queue. There’s no one who works at the Louvre around either, there’s just people outside the Louvre obviously taking photos. We notice a sign saying, you must purchase your tickets online. He goes on the website and says there are no tickets available for the next WEEK. He then proceeds to say, I checked this yesterday and the tickets were sold out. So I thought they’d have tickets on the door as usual.
You should’ve seen my face. Was I told that he already checked prior to going and they were sold out? No. He’s already been to the Louvre so I thought I’m in safe hands. Instead we’re left on the Louvre property outside whilst the clouds overhead are a dark charcoal grey, very almost black. Then he lastly says “well we can take photos making out like we’ve been inside the Louvre, no one would know the difference”. I reply “I DO”. Never mind looking like complete idiots. The thought of wanting to throw him over the Louvre pyramid crossed my mind.
I spent time on my hair and makeup whilst on an empty stomach and all this unfolding on an empty stomach, underneath the darkest of clouds you can imagine how annoyed I was.
So here are photos of me outside the Louvre. Since that’s the furthest I ever got to going in!
Have you ever been to the Louvre? What would you have done in my position? Has anything like this happened to you when you’re trying to visit main attractions? Comment below!!