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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. Put Louvre Museum into our Paris online tour itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paris.
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  • Beware.. Would take more than 1 day to see everything. Good for a field trip, go rested, multiple levels and alot of rooms/artwork/sculptures to see. Set a priority on what you want to see if...  more »
  • Literally the best museum in the world, we thought we would be done in an hour but it took us 4 hours and really sore feet to feel like it was time to head out in the cold. Only tip I would give...  more »
  • I've been wanting to visit the louvre for a long time and finally made it. We went there about 10 am (no school holiday) and had not booked tickets in advance. There was only a short queue, so we...  more »
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  • It’s indeed a beautiful place. Highly recommended to visit this after Eiffel Tower. Again it’s beautiful in day as well as in night. The whole area is good. If you are interested then you can buy a ticket and have a look inside the museum. I didn’t so I’ve no idea about it. But I’m sure it would be worth. The queue is quite long though. As soon as you step out of the area of museum you can view a very beautiful view of Paris. Museum is basically left side of Paris ( if I’m not wrong, correct if I’m ). You can go to right side of Paris by just crossing a beautiful bridge. Although I asked a local book seller according to him he said left side of Paris is more beautiful and there are many places to see on the left side. My suggestion just walk around the place for the while you can see many beautiful things around. Paris has a rice culture. Totally worth.
  • Amazing museum! One of the best in the world. We walked in the museum for four hours straight and still couldn’t cover half of it. Everything is laid out so well. Don’t be afraid of the big crowd outside waiting to get in. The museum is so big that once you’re inside it is not crowded at all. (Except in the highlight area like Mona Lisa and Venus statue) I highly recommend everyone to enter the museum. It is going to be worth your time.
  • Coming to the Louvre is literally a must for visiting Paris. We had a private guided tour which was amazing. If you buy through Viator, ask if you can have Aida because she is brilliant. Very knowledgeable, took us to things that probably don't get the appreciation that it needs and still able to see the main attractions like the Mona Lisa. She speaks excellent English and it was nice to be able to ask her questions that you probably wouldn't be able to ask in a big group of people. We were able to go at our own pace which was nice. I liked this a lot because I get anxiety in large groups of people so having this was better for me. The architecture is amazing, I wish I would have appreciated it more but it is such a big place and we had somewhere else to be so we just wanted to see the main things first. If you can, make the Louvre an all day thing so you can see as much as you can. Tips? Book in advance, the queues are long and boring. Visit early in the morning because this gets super busy. Mona Lisa always has a queue but there are places where you can see it without having to queue to see it up close. The Louvre is massive, you won't be able to see it all in one day, I would say visit the main bits first and then go around and see other things. I would recommend this visit to anyone visiting Paris.
  • Wow! This place is massive. Its true what they say, that you can't explore everything within one day. What was amazing was that is was free for Europeans within a certain age bracket! I think 18-26. Would definitely recommend buying an audio tour or following a map as we didn't and it was hard to find the stuff we wanted to see. Would recommend.
  • The best museum ever! I just wish I had more time to see everything. I was there early in the morning to closing. I read beforehand that if one were to look at everything in the museum for 30 seconds, they would need a 100 days to see it all. I did my best to run through it all, but it's impossible. I'll definitely be back to explore again!!!!
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