I made my way to the Louvre, finally, and was overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place. I don’t think you could see all the art if you spent a whole week just going there every day. As touristy as it seems, I did want to see the Mona Lisa in person, by the famous vegetarian, Leonardo Davinci, and there were also some other great animal activists depicted like St Francis of Assisi, as well as some gorgeous paintings of animals.
Saint Francis of Assisi famously said “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
And of course DaVinci once said, “…the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
After the Museum, I took a 20 minute walk to the vegan restaurant Saveurs Veget Halles where I dined on more savory pate – a terrine de champignon avec sa confiture d’oignon, a egg-less broccoli quiche and egg-less spinach and mushroom omlette, a taster plate of sscalope de Seitan , Poulet végétal , brochette de crevette aux ananas mariné à la citronnelle, Crème brûlée, and Crème au Chocolat.
I am starting to think that if I were independently wealthy and did not have an amazing rescued chihuahua eagerly awaiting my return, I could easily not go back to New York City. This hole week has been so inspiring, delicious, fun, and refreshing. Paris’ animal advocacy movement is on the verge of exploding, can’t you feel it?