Despite having travelled to Paris on frequent occasions, this was actually my first time visiting the beautiful Palais Royal and its surrounding courtyard. I suppose it has always been at the back of my mind, but for some reason I never found the time. Thankfully this time round I did, because the art space is actually like a huge playground for adults. It’s quite enchanting!

        The courtyard is also a fancy spot for the ‘gram and no, surprisingly I did not drag my own chair here. Anyway we stopped by the Louvre after and I was quite taken aback by how quiet the area was. I remember Paris in summer being a headache with every photo of mine cluttered with people doing jump shots and passersby walking right past. It is such a delight visiting landmarks during winter. Sometimes it’s even peaceful enough for a nap (see below photo).

        April 10, 2018