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During my last days in France, I decided to pay a visit to the Louvre. My parents used to drag me there on weekends in my early childhood but I hadn’t gone back since. What a shame, I know. The Louvre is one of the world’s most famous museums but its history is not so well known. The medieval remains in the basement level recall the origins of the palace as a fortress. The Louvre then became a royal residence until Louis XIV decided to move far a … Read More

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While in Paris – Napoleon III's apartments After a nice meal at the Louvre‘s café, we headed back to the rooms with no particular plan. We knew we didn’t have enough time to see everything and we decided we would go quickly through the decorative arts. One thing that caught our attention though, were the Napoleon III‘s apartments. I had heard a lot about those in my decorative arts class, and so we took some time to visit this sumptuous part of the museum. To say the place is luxurious is Read More

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