Mitraillettes à Paris
sat for a bit in the Place getting some very expensive sparkling Perrier -- I
think it was 6 E -- watching three military men with machine guns circling the
pyramid, which, not to be too jaded, definitely looked better in The De
Vinci Code – "
Reader comment: "glad you noticed the machine guns. I live near the Louvres and go
through it all the time. I find the machine guns are an affront,
Parisians are also abhored, but how to stop them?"
"We walked past the
Louvre and the glass pyramid entrance and avoided the 17-year old
looking guards with massive machine guns wandering around the building." Sophie and Ollie's travels, February 2008
"There was some kind of scare the day we were there because the army was
patrolling the Louvre with machine guns!" England Job Exchange blog, Feb 2007