Musée du Louvre, Paris
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Musée du Louvre is a huge art museum. Housed in a former city palace in the heart of Paris, the imposing museum’s showpiece, the pyramid, surrounded by fountains, is an unmissable work of art and sight in itself. It houses 35,000 works of art, making it a museum you could wander around for weeks.
Still, to give you an idea of where to see what, the Musée du Louvre is divided into three different wings: Denon, Richelieu and Sully.
The museum’s collection is divided into eight categories: Egyptian antiquities, Oriental antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Painting western art, Islamic art, Sculpture, Art objects, Graphic art.
This magnificent museum houses some of the world’s most iconic works of art including the Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault, the Wedding at Cana by Veronese, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix. But the museum’s top piece is Da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa.
The Louvre Museum is open from Monday to Sunday between 09:00 AM until 06:00 PM. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the opening hours extend until 09:45 PM. Please note that it is closed on Tuesdays!
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit Musée du Louvre!
- The Louvre is visited by 9 million people every year. The high number of visitors creates hefty queues at the museum. It is therefore highly recommended to buy your tickets in advance.
- The museum is so large that it is almost impossible to view the entire collection in one day. It is therefore advisable, prior to your visit, to decide clearly for yourself which works of art you want to see.
- The use of a photo/video camera is allowed, but flash is prohibited.
I heard that it would take 3 months for someone to see the entire museum. It’s that massive!
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