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Top sights in Paris
The Louvre in Paris is the world’s most visited museum. Its legendary collection boasts more than 35,000 paintings, sculptures and artifacts dating from prehistory to the modern day. The masterpieces are myriad, but these 5 are the crème de la crème.
Possibly the most famous painting in the world, Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is synonymous with the Louvre. Her enigmatic smile and inescapable gaze draws millions to Paris every year.
Wonderfully maintained over two millennia, this statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is one of the most iconic specimens of ancient Greek sculpture.
This 2.15-meter-high statue of a slave struggling against his fetters is one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements and a sublime demonstration of sculpture’s dynamic potential.
Dating back to the days of the Pharaohs, this exquisite painted limestone sculpture is the most renowned piece in the Louvre’s exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities.
Highly controversial upon its construction, the Louvre Pyramid is now one of Paris’ cultural treasures. The glass pyramid’s spectacular nighttime illumination is not to be missed.
The queues to the Louvre can be daunting. The main entrance, through the Louvre Pyramid, is always the most crowded. An insider tip is using the entrance located in the underground shopping center, Carrousel du Louvre, where you can buy your ticket and pass the security checks free of hassle. If you want to experience the Pyramid, you can always do so on your way out.
The museum is gigantic, so it’s essential to make sure you have enough time to see everything you want. The museum is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on most days, and until 9:45 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Arrive early, grab one of the free maps at the ticket purchase area, and take some time to plan your visit – it’s worth it!
Together with a number of Paris’ museums, the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Take this opportunity to visit other sights such as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe and come back on another day!
- When should I visit?
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 AM-9:45 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- Ticket prices start at just €12 for access to the permanent collections.
- Will I need a guide?
- A guide can definitely help. There are several options for audio guides and small-group tours available!
- How to get there
- Take the metro on line 1 to the Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station. The Paris Open Tour bus also stops at the Pyramid.
- Additional information
* The rooms begin to close 30 minutes before the museum's closing time.
* From October to March, access to the permanent collections is free on the first Sunday of each month!
* On French public holidays, the museum may have shorter hours, or may be closed entirely.
What people are saying about Louvre Museum
We had a fabulous day with our wonderful guide who was engaging, adaptable and a lovely person to spend a day with. The tour covers all different elements of Paris with interesting information. It is a great way to learn about this amazing city in 1 day. I went on the tour with my 2 smaller kids and the guide was excellent at adapting the tour for them. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would go again with this touring company.
Overall perfect experience. The guide was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. She took great care to make sure we had the best possible experience. Even showing us a few extra pieces after the tour had finished.
I had a marvellous day and Jeanette was a brilliant, friendly guide. She was very helpful and understanding about my mobility problems. My Paris in a day experience was Perfect. Thank you for a great day.
it was wonderful. the louvre museum is beautiful. but with the cruise as well you can't cover too much. so its best to wake up extra early.
Ha valaki rászánja magát a látogatásra készüljön fel rá hogy sok idöt vesz igénybe. Egész napot is rá lehet szánni.