We continue our series of virtual world tours with some of the finest sights in France, from Paris to Versailles. You know how interested we are in the full experience, so I recommend picking a day that looks sunny, but boasts an 80% chance of showers.
Explore the Louvre without getting a sunburn or looking at the Mona Lisa through the cameras of a thousand tourists. The virtual tours are limited, but you can only see so much of the Louvre in a day anyway before you’re crying in the Tiuleries because you’re more jet lagged than you’ve ever been in your life. Purely hypothetical.
A former railway station, this museum is gorgeous just for its architecture. Of course, it’s a spectacular collection as well. If you absolutely adore impressionists, as I do, you’ll simply adore the Muse D’Orsay. It was especially shocking, as an American, to see the work of important female impressionists displayed, as museums in the states tend not to collect them, and certainly not to the degree of the D’Orsay.
Ah, Versaille, but without the tourists? I know I talk about not seeing tourists a lot, but god, at Versaille. I saw that castle through other people’s smartphones. Why would you do a tour by video call? We were also packed like sardines, so if you’re in proximity to other people anyway, maybe jam yourselves into a closet for this one? Certainly have a look around the house, but save mst of your stamina for the gardens.
Obviously there’s a dangerous amount to see in France, but hopefully this’ll give you a start.
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