"Napoleons livingroom in the Louvre" Louvre Tip by Emke

Louvre, Paris: 796 reviews and 1,585 photos

  Napoleons livingroom in the Louvre
by Emke

Napoleons rooms in the Musee du Louvre are the most magnificant things to see in the whole Louvre. The decorations are exorbitant!!

On the first sunday of the month the Louvre can be visited freely. Be sure to come EARLY, otherwise you have to stand in an endless queue.

However there are very nice shops (nature et decouverte, occitane etc.) that are even open on sundays, so you can one be one take a look in the shops while the other one will wait in the queue.

The Louvre is enormous and you can hardly see everything. It is a wise thing to select the things you are most keen to see in advance.

Ann and I selected the following:

- Napoleons rooms (amazing)
- Crown jewels ( wow)
- Mona Lisa (didn't like that, long queue)
- Venus of Milo (beautiful)
- Egyption art (sarcofagues and things)

At the end of the day we found out that we had seen everything, quite an accomplishment. Art overload!

The food in the restaurant in the Louvre is good and not too expensive. We both took a large plate with salad for 8 euros that you could compose yourself: prawns, feta cheese, cold turkey etc: mmmm!

Address: Metro Palais Royal Musee du Louvre
Directions: Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Website: http://www.louvre.fr

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 6, 2004
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