Wed 7 Dec Managed to sleep in till 7:30. Used the Metro today. No trouble buying tickets from the machine – bought in bulk – 20. Arrived at the Louvre and again bought entry tickets from the machine. Took a while to find the entrance form the Metro. Apart from a break for lunch, we spent from 10 till 4:30 on the go and still didn’t see it all.
Towards the end, we just kept getting lost. We used the map and knew where we wanted to go, but every time we looked out the window, we were surprised that we weren’t seeing what we expected. We chose the Louvre today because it rained most of the day. It was really nice to spend a day in the warmth, although when we emerged, it wasn’t as bad as the previous two days.
We walked through the Jardin des Tuileries and then had some problems using our tickets to get into the Metro. We were rescued by a man who let each of us through on his ticket. Got some groceries on the way down our street as we have done each evening. Matthew was complaining about the tap water (I think it is OK) so he bought 6 x 1.5L bottles of water, which turned out to be soda water! (Matthew was drinking it for the next 3 weeks). For dinner we had frozen spaghetti bolognaise for €7 which was quite good.