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"Le Louvre" Musée du Louvre Tip by arv1

Musée du Louvre, Paris: 796 reviews and 1,582 photos

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The Louvre is probably the most famous European museum, as well as the largest. It is home to many famous works of art, most notably the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. There are also sections devoted to history. The works in the Louvre are valued incredibly highly.

The building of the Louvre is fantastic! Unbelievably beautiful! I am also fond of the pyramids, I think they are outstanding and contrast extremely well with the principal building, reminding its visitors that Paris is indeed a modern city, even though it looks extremely renaissance. This, however, is debateable! The Louvre was once home to the monarchy, some rooms have been left in pristine condition so that visitors can see what the Louvre looked like when it was a palace - this is one of my favourite sections of the museum!

The Louvre is unbelievably big, it is unlikely that you will be able to see all of it in a few hours, it is possible in one day though.
Closed on tuesdays!

Free for everyone on the first sunday of the month
Free for students every friday evening, after 6pm (you have to have a student ID card with you)
Otherwise, tickets start from 9 euros per adult

I personally believe that the Louvre is over rated and there are much better museums in Paris. This may be because I read a lot of postive reviews and was disappointed because the works didn't appeal to me, or may be this is because other museums caught my eye! HOWEVER, I still believe that a visitor in Paris should visit the Louvre, I am one of the few people who cannot stand the Louvre (bear in mind I have visited it many times now!)

Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris,
Directions: Metro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (lines 1, 7), Louvre Rivoli (line 7)
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 7, 2007
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