Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cour Carrée du Louvre

I bought a lovely little book years ago titled Quiet Corners Of Paris. Organized by arrondissement, it features often overlooked places in Paris that you can seek out free of charge. The Cour Carrée is the first one listed. It mentions that the idea of a QUIET place in one of the most visited places in Paris might seem unusual, but it's true. Most visitors enter via the Cour Carrousel side and it's teeming with visitors almost any time of the year. This "square courtyard" is best entered from the side of St. Germain-l'Suxerrois on rue de l'Armiral-de-Coligny. The architecture is of course spectacular and next trip, I might find a spot to sit and just enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.

5 comments:

Joe said...

That sounds like a wonderful little book to have V.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful details on the architecture!

Susan Bauer said...

Note to self--buy book before next trip to Paris. Merci!

Jack said...

A lovely image and lovely perspective, Virginia. This would go in the collection "Black and White in Color."

Midnyt Blaze said...

There are it's own style in every sector in My Hidden Paris .