The guide books were right. Avoid the Mona Lisa where nearly of all the 7.4 million  visitors huddle during their visit. Instead head to less traveled sections of the vast museum. We spent about five hours in the museum, visiting my favourite, Greek artifacts, and Heather’s favourites, some of the chinaware from the time France was a monarchy. This museum is vast. It has 380,000 artifacts.
If you have your calculator handy that means to see all of them we need to see 21 items per second over our five hour visit – with no bathroom break. So we decided to go for quality over quantity [items not bathroom breaks].
These are a few of the photos taken during our visit.