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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?The Louvre is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, except on Wednesdays and Fridays when it remains open until 9:45 PM. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.
- 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 thereTake 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
Was great- definetly book the Skip the Line ticket-we saves at least 30 minutes and we went off aeason( November)
Our guide made sure we saw 100% of the highlights, explained in great detail and could not have been a better experience!
A very simple yet hugely beneficial and reasuring process to ensure the success of your visit to Paris. We had an amazingly smooth entrance to the Louvre. The map and brochure was informative, instructive and hugely appreciated as we made our way through this glorious, stunning and inspiring experience. It really should not be missed by anybody who seeks to be enlightened, inspired, stimulated and energised! The wealth of truth, beauty, reality and human endeavour displayed in the paintings and sculptures in this place has been exploited to the full. A truly stunning exhibition of human ingenuity over many centuries.
The guide was very knowledgeable and she showed us all the key pieces of art we’d want to see, plus many others. The background on each piece, of the styles of the time they were made, and the history behind them made this a complete tour. We got to roam the museum on our own after, and see more at our own pace. Definitely recommend if you want a tour of the “highlights” but don’t think you can take a 3 hour tour!
I strongly recommend the tour. It provide insight into some of the most popular art work. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and was able to provide details that intrigued our 9 and 10 year old kids. It allows for the Louvre to be more than a large maze of amazing art, but something that you can walk away from with a feeling of understanding and history. You can always stay after the guide leaves but she touched on some of the wondeful things. Loved it!