My hotel was on Avenue de l'Opéra, which is right in between the Louvre museum and the Opera House. A very convenient place to stay, since I could walk to most places, and not have to rely on the metro. To the get to the Left Bank, I would walk by the Louvre so I was walking by the museum on most days. Here are some snapshots of the museum taken throughout the trip.
I initially wanted to take a tour, but it didn't work out with my schedule, so I'll need to work it in on my next trip.
After dinner one night at Fish la Boissonnerie, in Saint-Germain, I walked by, and loved the way the museum was lit up at night.
It's nice and peaceful at night, and there were enough tourists (I'm assuming they were all tourists) there, so it felt completely safe.
Love this last shot. Many are not fans of I.M.Pei's glass pyramid, but I'm a huge fan of the architect and his work, including this one.