travel photos: appartements napoléon III

While the Louvre hosts a great number of artworks, my favourite part of the museum would have to be the Napoleon III Apartments. Lots of chandeliers and shiny things – I was in my element! While I was left feeling underwhelmed by the Mona Lisa, the Apartments blew me away. Talk about decadent. The girls I was in Paris with missed this part of the Louvre on their visit. DO NOT REPEAT THEIR MISTAKE.


  1. Blossompeach September 2, 2011

    When I went to Paris, I haven't been to the Louvre and I have a big regret! I hope to return soon!
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  2. Smellis September 2, 2011

    I'm going to Paris in Feb I'm so excited! This is stunning!

  3. AB FAB Team September 2, 2011

    paris, paris paris…how not to love everything about it??!

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  4. Tara September 2, 2011

    great photos, love ur blog so much 😀

  5. fashioneggpplant September 2, 2011

    i love these rooms! add a little bit of dust and they're perfect for a dandy bohemian!

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  6. liza September 2, 2011

    Oh my wow! I didn't go to the Louvre when I was last in Paris – big mistake seeing as I was only a little one when we originally went, so I barely remember this place! So gorgeous.


  7. Vanessa Lu September 2, 2011

    gorgeous chandeliers!

  8. amalie September 2, 2011

    looks so nice!

  9. Blithely Unaware September 2, 2011

    Oh my God, die, die, die!
    You can just imagine the people of Napoleon's court swishing their way around there having opulent dinners… swinging from the chandeliers after drinking too much Champagne… sigh… perhaps not the latter.

    It looks amazing, so decadent.


  10. Rachel September 2, 2011

    These are all breathtakingly beautiful, I really want to visit! You need to never stop traveling, everywhere you go is just so beautiful…

  11. missklicious September 3, 2011

    Absolutely stunning! Can't wait to be in Paris

  12. herecomesthesun September 3, 2011

    I didn't know about this part of the Louvre. Wow, stunning! I'm enjoying following your travels so much 🙂

  13. Jane September 3, 2011

    This place looks amazing! Your posts have got me all excited to visit Paris.

  14. janet September 3, 2011

    wow. that place is beautiful!
    have a great day in Paris! love all the pictures you posted

  15. liana September 3, 2011

    whoa those chandeliers are nuts!

  16. .Candy. September 4, 2011

    This is regal at it's finest! Although I'm not exactly a fan of elaborate items, should be interesting to see how it is to live luxuriously during those times

  17. Francesca September 4, 2011

    you take the best photos. xx opinionslave
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  18. Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage September 4, 2011

    Interesting you felt underwhelmed with the Mona Lisa – I thought that may be the case! But these images scream decadence and beauty!

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  19. Sam September 4, 2011

    Oh, wow those rooms… It looks so decadent and amazing at the same time. I really should visit the Louvre some time. If I ever go to Paris..

  20. Koltunovskaya September 4, 2011

    Wow! This is beautiful!

  21. Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark September 4, 2011

    Gorgeous. I'm sad I missed it. I did see the foundation of the original castle though which was cool. Next time I go I'll remember to put the Napoleon Apartments on my list of must-see's!

  22. Cathy September 4, 2011

    Such amazing photos 🙂

  23. Spence. September 4, 2011

    Oh wow, the location looks absolutely stunning, seems so regal and decadent.

  24. Jade September 6, 2011

    I wish I'd seen this when I went!! All I found was the Mona Lisa and some statues. Looks absolutely amazing – would love to live there xx


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