Postcard from…Mona Lisa

A world famous painting, in a world famous museum…how could I not get a postcard to remember it?

I was lucky enough to find my way to the Mona Lisa when I visited the Louvre in Paris. For anyone who has been to the Louvre, they’ll understand what I mean by that – the place is an absolute maze! Thankfully, the Mona Lisa isn’t hidden away, and the crowds are a great indicator of where it is.

I love reading all the theories of who the woman in the painting was…it adds to the air of mystery, so it was definitely on my list of things to see at the Louvre. I’m not too sure what I expected, but something I’ve heard from many other people too is that the actual painting is way smaller than you imagine it to be. Unlike all the other paintings in the same section of the Louvre, the Mona Lisa is behind a glass screen, which itself is behind a railing. I waited patiently to get my photo with it (of course!) and then decided I just had to have a postcard too!
Mona Lisa postcard

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  1. May 24, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    I’ll be in Paris tomorrow and the Louvre and Mona Lisa are on my to-do list! I’ve been before but I have to go back and show my boyfriend. It’s a must do in Paris at least once!

  2. May 28, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    How did you find the crowds at the Louvre? I’m meaning to go later this summer but I’m worried it’ll be too crowded to appreciate the art.

    • They weren’t too bad when I visited, but I went on a weekday in April. When I went back on the Sunday (which was the free Sunday of the month) the queues were ridiculous and I didn’t even bother! All the queues moved really quickly when I visited, and the only crowds that were really noticeable were around things like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, but nothing that would stop me going again. Have fun, and take comfy shoes!

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