The Ultimate Treasure Hunt: Scouring the Louvre

The next THATLou hunt is Sunday, August 5. Go sign up now! It’s fun, and Daisy (the creative mind and organizer of it all) is fabulous. You’ll have a great day! And if you’re visiting Paris, come back to the 1st arrondissement on Monday and go to Telescope Cafe. It’s a quick walk from the Louvre it’s and my favorite coffee in Paris. {Closed on Sundays.}

Every day, thousands of people line up at The Louvre to get a glimpse of Mona Lisa, the most visited piece of art in the world. But as magnificent as she is, there’s more to The Louvre than Lisa—roughly 35,000 pieces of art and 651,000 square feet more, in fact.

If the sight of those numbers overwhelms you into an automatic state of museum fatigue, fret not. American expat Daisy de Plume has a fantastic way to zap that fatigue and help you learn your way around The Louvre and her many offerings: a treasure hunt. THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), offers a themed hunt on the first Sunday of each month. Daisy also offers private hunts for birthday parties, team building events, friends traveling together in Paris, and other group outings.

Here’s how it works: each team of two to four people receives a packet of information containing photos and descriptions of the roughly twenty pieces of art they’ll need to locate, all of which center …  Read the rest at Fodor’s!

(This is me and the lovely Edna of Expat Edna fame in front of the Borghese Three Graces.)