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Louvre Museum

34 Quai du Louvre, Paris 75001 France
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  • Louvre Museum
    Marvin Andujar
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    4 Jul 21, 2014

    I did not get a chance to go inside the museum. However, the external of the museum is pretty nice. Great pictures can be taken.

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    Cindy
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    4 Jul 05, 2014

    Tip 1: Choose which works of art / periods interest you most and PLAN YOUR VISIT if you don't want to get overwhelmed by it all. It's a huge museum, so you can cover it 100% in one visit.

    Tip 2; If you want to avoid the crowds, go on Thursdays nights, when the museum stays open until late (21 p.m., if I recall correctly). That way, you are able to enjoy La Giocconda with no annoying tourists pushing you for a pic.

    The new Islamic wing is amazing, with some incredible works of art and a interactive display which makes the visit even more enjoyable.

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    Tina Nguyen
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    4 Jun 23, 2014

    It's a famous museum, and it's huge. If you're into art and history, you're a big museum go-fer, do it. If you're not, it's also a nice area to walk around outside (there are the Tuileries Garden nearby). There's also probably no way you're going to get through the whole thing (it wouldn't surprise me if people spent days there), so keep that in mind.

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  • Louvre Museum
    Heather Pelletier
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    5 Jun 17, 2014

    Oye. This place is mammoth. One tip is that it's open on Wednesday and Friday until 9:45pm, if you feel like strolling without the massive crowds. You may want to download the free Rick Steves audio tour app before you head in. Don't do the rental. Waste of money. You can also buy tickets in advance while shopping at FNAC if you want to avoid the ticket line.

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  • Louvre Museum
    Audra-Aj Pratt
    4 Jun 26, 2014

    Beautiful but very crowded. Never enough time to see everything, so organize in your plans what you really wNt to see and then tackle or you can easily get tired, overwhelmed and cranky.

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    Louisa M.
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    5 Apr 08, 2014

    There aren't many things that scream "Paris" more than the Louvre. This is the granddaddy of all art museums and is a must-see for any art lover's bucket list. Yes, it's crowded and yes, it's expensive but yes, it's worth it.

    The Louvre is absolutely enormous. NOTHING will prepare you for the sheer size of this museum. You could easily spend an entire day here and wear yourself out. If you aren't a true art lover, I'd recommend hitting the "high spots" of the museum and the must-sees. You can easily find a list online and the museum even has a map of the works that you really shouldn't miss. Even seeing the highlights will take a minimum of one hour because you have to zig zag and criss cross around the museum. (I'm telling you, this place is really, really big -- you can't prepare yourself for it)!

    The collection of masterworks and sculpture is something to behold. The setting is phenomenal. My best tip is to wear super duper comfortable shoes. The floors are very, very hard tile and marble and your feet will be hurting after a couple of hours. The Louvre is truly as good as it gets.

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 May 28, 2014

    Very popular and consequently very crowded art gallery. If you want to see the Mona Lisa, consider going early or late

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  • Louvre MuseumPro 2014
    Julia P
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    5 Jun 07, 2014

    Absolutely one of those must see before you die places. I mean, what can one really write about the Louvre? Go for yourself, see the Mona Lisa, judge the architectural appropriateness of the glass pyramid, and enjoy the art.

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  • Louvre Museum
    Janey Canuck
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    4 Apr 07, 2014

    Everyone told us to get to the museum before it opened and to bee-line for the Mona Lisa to avoid waiting for hours to see it. Well, we were in Paris in February and we neither got to the Louvre when it opened nor bee-lined to the Mona Lisa. When we finally reached it, there was a crowd but it did not take long to get a nice long look at the painting. So I say go in the off-season.

    The Louvre was lovely, there's so much to see and something (or many things) for everyone. We had a great day wandering around.

    Do enter through the subway, though - the lines are much shorter for security there.

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  • Louvre MuseumPro 2014
    Trina D.
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    5 Jul 14, 2014

    Did you know that the first Sunday of every month admission is free for everyone at the Louvre? I found out months before my trip and asked some friends who had been if it was worth getting up early and waiting in the long lines for. Well of course I was going, it was just a matter of when. Admission is normally 11 euro without any tour guides. It's really up to you whether you want to pay extra for a guided tour, guidebook, or iPhone audio app.

    So on that fateful first Sunday in January, I got up early, hopped on the metro from the Saint Michel station and made my way to the Louvre. Easy, peasy. I arrived around 8:45 am. The museum opens at 9 am and there was a line around the courtyard. I took the time to take a photos and check out the guidebook I had borrowed. I planned out my must see art expedition. Also, this is a prime time to ask someone in line to take a photo for you as well. You are just standing around. As the line moved, I got in to the Louvre at about 9:15 am. Not a horrible wait at all especially since admission was FREE.

    I made a beeline for the Mona Lisa which is to be frank, what I had expected. I knew it was small because Leonardo da Vinci carried it with him towards the end of his life and he died in France which is why it is in a French museum, not an Italian one. I met a few Italians who are still bitter about this fact. I also made my way to see the Venus de Milo, Canova's Psyche and Cupid, Gericault's Raft of Medusa, and Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. I was disappointed to find out that the Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace was under restoration. I went through the Napoleon apartments and found myself in the Etruscan art wing.

    I spent most of my morning in the Louvre and became famished after all that walking. So I stopped at one of the many cafes and ordered myself a suitable breakfast. The wifi at the Louvre is sketchy at best. I brought my own mobile hotspot. Also, beware of pickpockets. There are signs everywhere reminding you of this but sometimes there are people too busy staring at something or taking pictures without realizing that the person that brushed up against you may have pilfered your wallet.

    The Louvre opened in 1793 as a museum, but it was formerly a palace and a fortress. It's one of the world's largest museums and is a historic monument. The Louvre houses 35,000+ objects and covers over 652,300 square feet. There is no way you can just spend a day at the Louvre but if you're strapped for time, just do the pieces that you are interested in. I pretty much died and went to art heaven and it was worth it just to see so many priceless works of art in one gorgeous setting. After all, I had to pinch myself because I was in Paris.

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    michere
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    5 May 28, 2014

    You can't go to Paris and not hit up the Louvre as one of your destinations. It just way to monumental and internationally recognized to not say you've been here! You've seen the Mona Lisa.

    Not going to lie, the Mona Lisa is very anti-climactic. You'll see for yourself.

    Even if you visit the tip of the Lourve it is something! It's such a beautiful setting. I think I spent more time taking pictures at the tip than within the museum.

    It's definitely a full day event unless you speed through all the rooms.

    At least you should go just to say:

    " I went to Paris and saw the famous Lourve!"

    Highly recommend going at night!

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  • Louvre Museum
    Julia
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    4 Jun 14, 2014

    For everyone who loves arts it's perfect. Most of the people go in there just for the Mona Lisa. But they will be disappointed in the end. It's just too touristy in my opinion

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    Thomas Beard
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    5 Jan 05, 2014

    A fantastic art museum and owns many famous pieces, such as the Mona Lisa. With so many well known artwork, it's really easy to miss paintings and sculptures you'll recognise that are hidden away in really quiet corners, it's that big! You can easily spend a whole day here.

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  • Louvre MuseumCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan
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    4 Jan 15, 2014

    One of the most largest and extensive collections of paintings and sculptures, you can spend days here and not see everything. It gets very crowded, especially at the hall where the tiny Mona Lisa painting is located. If there are specific artwork you want to see, map it out before you go to save you time cause it's huge and a lot of walking and dodging of crowds. The center courtyard is nice as well, where the top of the glass pyramid is at. Lots of people sitting and enjoying the sight and atmosphere.

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  • Louvre MuseumPro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    5 Apr 21, 2014

    This is an amazing museum from the statues and IM Pei Glass Pyramid on the inside to the Mona Lisa (no its not huge, but it's incredible, it's level of detail is amazing...and for God's sake no pictures with flash...seriously use some discretion and common sense here) Greek and Roman statues and unbelievable paintings. I had a field day escorting two friends not overly into Art around explaining stuff to them. They loved it and one blew his Fathers in Laws mind when he recounted in detail all the amazing works he saw...

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    Thais Guimaraes
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    3 Nov 16, 2013

    The Louvre is probably the largest museum in the world and it stands up for its reputation. It's divided into three wings - Richelieu, Sully and Denon. The Louvre hosts egyptian, greek, roman and islamic arts, the most famous paintings in the world, including the Mona Lisa, drawings and decorative arts. Don't forget to visit the basement, where you can see the original constructions, from when the Louvre was a fortress.

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    Michelle M
    5 Nov 14, 2013

    Musée du Louvre is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, with more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).

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    Rich Carriero
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    5 Oct 30, 2013

    I do not remember the Louvre all that well. The school trip that I was on only gave us a few hours to roam its halls. I was unmoved by the Mona Lisa, mainly because it was under glass and I never got within ten feet of it. My image of iconic French art really comes from the Met in New York. I would like the see the Louvre again, though.

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    Becky Mahan
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    5 Jul 02, 2014

    You could literally spend YEARS exploring this giant museum with a pyramid entrance. Apart from the world-famous Mona Lisa (which is actually tiny, if you haven't heard), there is no shortage of exhibits, as well as plenty of dining if you simply want to admire the interior without paying entrance fees.

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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    The Mona Lisa. The Venus de Milo. Michaelangelo's David. Do you really need more reasons to go to the Louvre? Well, if you do, I personally found the Mesopotamian collection fascinating but don't take my word for it, go see it (and all the masterly collections from every major civilization the world as ever known) for yourself!

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For museum lovers, this is the art mothership. Originally built as a 12th century fortress, it was turned into a royal palace in the 14th century. The latest addition is architect I.M. Pei's glass pyramid, a controversially modern update to the oh-so-traditional building that allows sunlight to filter to the underground lobby. There is enough art for a lifetime on display here; three wings and ... read more
about 35,000 pieces, to be exact. Look for the crowds of visitors to steal a glimpse at a much-smaller-in-real-life Mona Lisa hiding behind them.

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