Louvre….Vermeer and Crown Jewels!

Now Le Louvre on a Saturday is not for the faint hearted but worth the wait to see the Vermeer exhibition (pas des photos) having bought my ticket months ago.
The trick to enjoying this fabulous building is to go where few go and look up!  One can never miss discovering the beauty of this historic museum every time…..


Now shall we talk  French Crown Jewels…beyond breathtaking! The National Assembly auctioned the remaining collection after revolutions and wars when France again became a republic.
This diamond and sapphire parure belonged to Queen Marie Amelie ( out come the history books)…or if emeralds are preferred how about the tiara of the Duchess of Angouleme!

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