A morning in the Louvre and then the perfect Paris lunch at Le Nemours. We had quiche in variation with possibly the best salad ever.
Close by is the Palais Royale where we entered the courtyard to see the striped columns of the Buren sculpture.
The contrast between the historical architecture and the modern columns was intriguing and I had great fun taking photos.
Created in 1986, the sculpture caused much discussion about the relationship between historic buildings and contemporary art (that seems to happen regularly in France, as in the Pompidou Center and the glass pyramid at the Louvre) . The courtyard was allowed to deteriorate until the sculptor publically complained and threatened to demolish it. In 2009 the sculpture did get a rehabilitation. This courtyard also contains the Comedie Francaise.