It was a rainy Parisian morning, and the two of us were running late to meet with Adam and our 6 other companions for the tour of the Louvre. When we approached the Pyramid a long line was very unsettling, especially since we were soaking wet. At some point I even had a thought to give up on a tour. And then we saw Babylon tour guides, all confident and caring. This is when we met Adam. From the first moment he cheered us up with an excellent sense of humor, a story about the Napoleon and his ambitions. We then proceeded to a secret entrance to the Louvre avoiding all the lines under the rain. From the moment we entered the museum all the exhibitions started dancing with colors, sense, historic plots and politics. Adam was not only knowledgeable, he managed to present the entire history of France, Louvre, Greek and Roman exhibits in a light that made us a part of that rich history. Suddenly those paintings, sculptures and royal accessories had emotions, lives and souls.
Did you know that Adam is a nuclear physicist? Prior to becoming a tour guide he spent years working in the Louvre, testing the age of the statues, their elements and glue composition? He shared such intimate details about the exhibits that made us want to jump through time to witness the making of those masterpieces.
Adam was the best tour guide we have ever encountered.
After the tour was over Adam had to take off and we wondered around Louvre by ourselves. Without our tour guide however, we were overwhelmed and lost. The greatest pieces of art became just objects on the walls, there wasn't anyone to point on the paint strikes or details.
Although we skipped through a lot of exhibits with Adam (Louvre is a giant), I now have enough curious facts to share with my family and friends.
Adam, was certainly the highlight of our trip to Paris, (without exaggeration). We wish we had Adam on every tour we went in Paris.
Thank you Babylon tour for organizing such an amazing abs exciting experience!