"La Musée du Louvre" Louvre Tip by Arial_27
Louvre, Paris: 796 reviews and 1,585 photos
I would definitely recommend to anyone to visit the Louvre, especially if you're interested in the fine arts, culture and history. The Louvre is very big and easy to get lost in.. but once you figure out the very confusing map they give you' you'll easily be able to find everything. One thing I really liked was how you can enter and exit the museum in an escalator under the large, glass pyramid outside the building. It costs ? 11,00 to get in, but it's extra if you want to see the Napoléon Hall. Some of the highlights for me at the Louvre were seeing some of the paintings from the Renaissance, including the Mona Lisa (which is actually only a foot big, but there is always a large crowd of people standing in front of it.) I also liked seeing the paintings from the Neoclassical period (especially 'The Raft of the Medusa' by Gericault.) It's my favourite painting.
The apartments of Napoléon were facinating, as they were very luxurious, looked similar to the inside of the Chateau de Versailles. You will also find a post office in the museum, along with a money-exchange office, a bookstore and a gift shop.
The Louvre is open every day except for Tuesdays. I would set aside a couple hours of line-up time if you are going on a weekend, or during a holiday. Afterwards, I'd give yourself a few hours of exploration time inside. If you get hungry, you can leave the museum and re-enter with your ticket without having to queue up again which is good.
There are plenty of upper-scale shops underground around where the upside down pyramid is (where this photo was taken.) It's a great place to buy nicer souvenirs and gifts for people.
There is also a luggage check which is free to visitors.
Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France, 75058
Directions: Métro: Palais Royale
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
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