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We never planned on going to the Louvre.
There are so many other museums in Paris. The Musée d’Orsay, the Rodin Museum, the Petit Palais, Orangerie museum and a weird erotica museum in Montmartre, just to name a very, very few. The Louvre was too big. We were told to skip it. The lines were often long, there were pickpockets aplenty, and one simply could not see everything. Not in one day, not in one week. As much as we love museums and art, this sounded like a large and stressful commitment. 
So, I repeat, we never intended to visit the Louvre. 
But we were near the Louvre, you understand. We were simply passing by, taking photos, enjoying the chilly day. Suddenly, we were approached.
A couple, like us. Would we like their tickets to the Louvre? They asked, gesturing to the museum just behind them. No one had punched their ticket, so they were still valid. Here, they said, smiling, enjoy. We looked at one another and shrugged. The Louvre hadn’t been on the agenda, but who were we to ques…

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