Louvre

Story and photos by Chris “Chez” Chesak We didn’t choose Paris; it chose us. We had exhausted most options from our family ‘bucket list’ of destinations and had given up on any ‘big’ trips for our girls’ spring break. We would settle, it would seem, for a camping trip or

By Marc Kristal The selection of December 4, 2012 for the inauguration of the new $150-million-Euro, 28,000-square-metre annex of the Louvre, set on a fifty-acre former mine yard in the city of Lens (in France’s northern Pas-de-Calais département), wasn’t accidental: it is the feast day of the Great Martyr Barbara,