[reading: Karl Schroeder, "Lady of Mazes"]
Unexpected bonus from the French tendency towards strikes: the ticket collectors at the Louvre were on strike, so entry was free.
copious free time (n.): [used ironically to indicate the speaker's lack of the quantity in question] A mythical schedule slot for accomplishing tasks held to be unlikely or impossible. Sometimes used to indicate that the speaker is interested in accomplishing the task, but believes that the opportunity will not arise. "I'll implement the automatic layout stuff in my copious free time."