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Reviews of Musee du Louvre • 19
Grab some food on your way. There is a Subway restaurant close to Notre Dame for the salad or sandwich lovers. By noon, we boarded the train to visit the Louvres Museum. This is the worlds largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris. In fact, it is among the world's top most visited art museums. The Louvre Pyramid is pictured in several Bollywood as well as Hollywood movies. Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" oil painting is the Louvre's most popular attraction.
Tip # 8 : Plan your Louvre visit very well – Let’s start with when to visit. If you are spending a Wednesday or a Friday evening in Paris, save one of those for your Louvre trip. The museum is open till 10pm on these nights, as against 6pm on other evening. Staying back till the end on one of the late opening nights is your best bet at enjoying the Louvre with least company. We got to spend a lot of time admiring Mona from up close without being shoved away when we visited on a Wednesday evening in May.Don’t enter through the pyramid entrance and spend your time cursing the queue. Enter through the entrance called the Le Carrousel de Louvre. It’s an entrance to a shopping strip, accessible from Rue Rivoli, that leads up to the Louvre. EXIT the Louvre from the famed pyramid entrance to watch it and click it when it’s lit up in full glory in the evening.
Next I went to the famous Louvre museum. You just cannot miss this when in Paris. It is the world largest museum with the famous Mona - Lisa painting housing Inside. You can explore objects from prehistory to modern 21st century. The museum is divided into different cultures as well. You will find antiquities ranging from Egypt to roman culture. It will simply fill your head with knowledge for some time.
Tip-Beware of your belongings from group of girls smiling to you on the entrance they can easily steal from you while keeping you busy talking.Same while looking at pictures..you might get theft within splash of seconds.As we cross security checks we started searching for monalisa.As per map it's almost in center.We've been lucky as the original painting kept for display today as our guide told us.Original kept hidden to avoid deterioration from camera flashes. See few of the monuments ..
We then set off to our first destination – The Louvre Museum.It houses the Mona Lisa with addition of western works, ancient oriental Egyptian, Greek , Roman civilisation along with Islamic and graphic arts.
End your Paris tour at the second-most visited museum in the worldLet's face it. No number of hours will ever be enough to see the entire art collection at the Musée du Louvre. So if you get here by 3pm, you will have around 3 hours here. Today, around 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited in this museum, which is housed in the Louvre Palace. But before you head inside, take around half an hour to admire the exterior, which includes the gorgeous glass pyramid that serves as its entrance. Once you enter, pick out what interests you and take a tour. The most famous pieces in the Louvre are the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory. You can even download some free audio tours to make the most of it.
1. Explore millions of art pieces, including the Mona Lisa, at the world's most visited museum, the Louvre. Put this on your Europe itinerary.2. Watch grand cabaret and burlesque performances at the exotic Lido Show.
For the sake of completion do visit the Louvre Museum and try to figure out why why why is Mona Lisa such a big deal after all. Stare at the beautiful building the houses the museum - the ceiling a, the stairways.
I can guarantee a non art lover could fall in love with the paintings and beautiful sculptures
Lovre hides so many secrets.Its a cultural treat and no visit would be complete without visiting this lovely place.
This is one of the world’s largest museums and is known to houses the famous painting Monalisa. We took a train to Nation from Croix de Chaveaux and from there to Palais Royal Musée du Louvre. When you get down, you directly enter a mall, take a few steps up and the grand Louvre Palace welcomes you. The glass pyramid made so famous by Da Vinci Code is right in front. We walked around , sat by the fountain , clicked pics. The entry fee is 15E. Sadly there are no food joints around, only one expensive restaurant that we dared not to enter.
On the morning of April 8, a week shy from our fourth anniversary and our second day in Paris, we planned of walking around the city concentrating on the areas around the Louvre. It was a really cold morning that day and the sky was quite unpredictable – not really your type of day to roam around. The chill breeze made me dizzy and thus, irritable.
Someone once told me that if I spend one second at each exhibit in Musée du Louvre, or the Lourve Museum, it would take me nine months to finish touring the entire museum. Unfortunately, I didn’t have nine months to spare to look at the 35,000 masterpieces in the museum. I did, however, manage to catch the smile of the Mona Lisa in 1999. The first (and only) time I saw her was back in 1999. She was smaller than I expected her to be. I was able to get close to her then; I hear that it’s tough to get near her these days.
1. Louvre Museum – spend an hour or two – maybe a morning. A trip to Paris would be incomplete without seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louve. To get in, you’ll want to get off at the Tuileries metro stop (it’s the one BEFORE Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre stop), OR if you just are walking, head to L’arche du carouselle (the little pink-ish arch in front of the Louvre.) there are little staircases down to the underground level where there is the metro and a whole mall. From that mall you can just walk right into the Louvre, under the glass Pyramids. Other tourists wait in line to get in the pyramids and it takes forever – besides, you can exit up through them to get the effect. (They are cool). Definitely get a map – it’s confusing and huge.
We kept walking in the bitter cold and a few minutes later I found myself staring at the building that I have seen in so many textbooks throughout my life...The Musée du Louvre...or simple The Louvre. The lit-up pyramid was strikingly beautiful and it boggles me how the French see it as "a pimple on the face of Paris". I so wished we could have gone in for a minute but we were stretched for time.
I don’t think it needs any special introduction. With an impressive collection of 35,000 artworks, if one would stand 30 seconds in front of every piece of art, it would take thirteen days (yes, all 24 hours of it) to see all of it, not taking into consideration the time it takes to walk from one to another. Yes, it’s that big.It was a dark, windy morning the day we stood in line to see this fabulous museum we’ve all heard so much of. Even though we were there before the opening hour, I think we still must have stood an hour waiting to get in. Yeah, it’s crowded, there’s always a huge line in front of it.It was a rainy day, a perfect day to visit a museum. At the entrance, we all got a map, and we circled everything we managed to see. Although the Orsay Museum remains my favorite museum in Paris, the Louvre has its own wonderful and beautifully decorated places and spaces as well.
There are too many to talk about. but only a miniscule portion of the 35000 artifacts can be seen in four hours.