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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
Did a photoshoot for a surprise engagement. There were some last minute changes but everything still went very smoothly. Beks is an amazing photographer and would definitely have her do another shoot for us. We ran late to the shoot and she still stayed for almost the entire hour and did multiple different locations and poses. We LOVE how the photos came out and everyone we share them with say they are gorgeous. Highly recommend for anyone that is doing a surprise proposal or anyone that just wants to have some nice photos of your vacation!
I would recommend taking guests on the tour of the Louvre and providing insights into its art and architecture and, then, offering guests - who want to - to waste their time on the selfie spectacle of the masses who are not there to appreciate art: they want to be photographed rather than learn about the genius of Da Vinci, which is obvious in the works on the main floor. Z, our guide, did provide valuable insights about the history of art and, in particular, the revolution that the Renaissance brought.
The guide meets you and will point out all highlights during the trip inside. You will pass all queues as promised. Our guide was an art student and gave us several interesting aspects of different paintings and of course - which is important if you have a limited amount of time and much to see - she knew exactly where to take us inside of this giant palace which also saved time. The guide's English was good but the earphone was not so good so it was a bit tricky to hear everything she said.
Bus tour and water tour very good. Trip to Eiffel tower spoilt by bad information - we were told to go to the second level, see the sights, then go to the first level for lunch and then go to the top. This is not possible unless you can walk up the stairs from the first to second levels, which we could not. The only alternative then is to go back to ground level, exist the tower and buy new tickets to get back in - not an option! Otherwise a well organised tour and good value for money.
My daughter and her fiancee did the tasting first and enjoyed it so much my husband and I decided to try it. We both enjoyed it as much as they did. Get the additional cheese plate it was yummy too. My husband's hard of hearing, the guide let him sit next to her, made a great experience. I definitely recommend this tasting.