"The Largest Museum!" Louvre Tip by gwen_tifa

Louvre, Paris: 796 reviews and 1,585 photos

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by gwen_tifa

This is a place you must not miss if you come to Paris. Even the architecture itself is an art. It has an interested feature. The entrance is a glass pyramid right in the middle of four surrounding buildings. Entering the glass pyramid, you will be led underground which connects the four buildings as mentioned.

You'll never be through with this one! As i recall, there are four different entrances leading to different buildings.

My reason for coming here was to see Da Vinci's famous Mona-Lisa painting. It's interesting to observe the crowd around that painting, and only that painting. I had expected it to be a huge painting, only to realised that it wasn't so big after all. Among all paintings which i have seen , this one was specially taken care of - lights being dimmed and being in a glass case. There was even a notice informing visitors that no photos are allowed to be taken.

I won't deny that you may need a good rest before exploring this museum. Your legs get worn out at the end of the day. You even have to climb a flight of stairs and make many turns around to get to see Mona-Lisa's Painting.

The whole museum comprises of art of various cultures - from paintings to sculptures, Asian to European and even tribal cultures.

I would suggest getting day passes if you are staying in Paris for a week or more. Lourve is something you should not miss if you love art.

Not forgetting the night scene outside this museum, it's a beautiful sight (even though i have not witnessed that for myself). Postcards that were sold showed the glass pyramid lighted up - and it's heavenly!

If you have some cash to spare, do get a souvenoir containing your favorite paintings. Magnets, postcards, writing pads everything!

Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France, 75058
Directions: Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Website: http://www.louvre.fr

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2004
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