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Louvre Museum, Paris

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With an impressive collection of 30,000 pieces, it's nearly impossible to see all of Louvre Museum. The three "Great Ladies,” Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and Mona Lisa, may be the museum’s most well-known attractions. The Michelangelo gallery is just one of 30-plus galleries, each with a theme, such as bronze. Masterpieces aren't the only pieces that stand out. Religious artifacts include a fragment of the Egyptian Book of the Dead on papyrus. Even more impressive is the Code of Hammurabi from the Mesopotamian civilization. English-language tours are available on several days, but you need advance registration. Join a city museum tour or order tickets in advance so you won't wait in a long line to gain entry. Take a look at our Paris itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Louvre Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Palace of the Louvre itself is already majestic. The Department of paintings (Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer, Delacroix...) is unforgettable. Egyptology is also a must (the scribe, the Pharaohs, the sarcophagi...). Do not forget the European sculptures. Of course the splendid victory of Samothrace dominating a monumental staircase. My advice, classic, choose a Department by visiting and go back as many times as desired departments discover. Rather than rushing from room to room pursuit of the so-called masterpiece. What is exhausting and does not favor the impregnation of memories. And then please place your headphones, they won't let you look at the work by yourself and they slow down the flow of visitors by blocking access to major works. If you want information without having to read excellent sheets which are available, opt for a guided tour. An hour of so low affluence you can. Appreciate art asked to focus on the art and science and not just to identify what is represented. Don't forget the Council of Magritte reading: "This is not a pipe". Well Yes: it is a painting, a way to show, to be a pipe. Take your time, look at the composition of the raft of the Medusa, admire the delicacy and the colors of the wires of the Lacemaker. And the emotion will come.
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  • Finally visit this museum and see the famous Monalisa portrait inside this museum. Make sure to visit this museum if you in Paris 
  • Prepare urself for a huge amount of art history. My preferred part is the roman and greek section. Charming section with garden style halls. Still all of it is a must to see. 
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  • Excellent museum!! It's beautiful and has a good mix of new and ancient... I got to see the Mona Lisa and tons of other paintings, which was super exciting! There's so much to see, you might need 2 or 3 days to do it... It's in a beautiful part of Paris... You're allowed to take pics here (some museums don't allow it)... I definitely want to go back...
  • I loved seeing the things I've only read about in books come alive. Sculptures, paintings, artifacts are all well displayed. Apart from this, the palace itself is a wonder. With ornate ceilings and walls, you can also spend a lot of time looking up. The place is huge. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • So this was a dream come true for me to see Paris and spend several hours in this iconic wonderful gallery and museum. Literally incredible. The food inside (Paul's patisserie) was great value for money. The only thing I would do differently is to purchase the entrance tickets in advance thus avoiding the hefty cue to get in. Can't wait to go back.
  • It's hard to enjoy this museum not so much because of tourists like ourselves, we expected this, but because of poor signage. We found it completely difficult to navigate through the different exhibits. We had a map and an app but still no luck. In 2 hours we probably saw half of the top 10 pieces we wanted to view but on a good note we discovered great pieces along the way.
  • It has a huge connection of art. The paintings are mainly related to Christianity, but are amazing. The museum is just huge. If you minutely want to see everything, even a day may not be sufficient. If you want to save money, try to visit our on the first Sunday of a month when most of the museums in Paris offer free entry.