But there is a strange little installation of talking Latvian rocks set up in the square in front of the Louvre. Nine large rocks of different sizes, each with a different face projected onto it, tell the story of Latvia, its history and folklore.
That's the thing about Paris. You never know what you'll find. So it's a good idea to make sure you always have these three things handy:
1. A camera (in case you stumble onto a Latvian rock installation, for example)
2. A notebook to jot down overheard conversations, bad English translations of menu items, or words you want to look up later.
3. An umbrella (need I explain?)