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Reviews of Musee du Louvre • 28
It's a a royal palace, the Louvre became a public museum at the end of the 18th century. It is located in the heart of Paris. There are about 35,000 objects on display in this museum, but the most famous is Leonardo DaVinci's painting of Monalisa. Unfortunately, we could not go inside and see the painting. It is the largest art museum in the world. The information was given by our Tour Manager.
Visit the most visited museum in the World: The Louvre It is time to put your historian hats on and go to the Louvre, the largest and the most visited museum in the world. Take a 15-20 minute walk from Laduree pastisserie to the Louvre museum.
- It’s also the Japanese/Korean neighbourhood, so plenty of great Asian eats in case you get homesick and want noodles, Kunitoraya is a good place to stop. Round the corner is Télescope for a great shot of espresso before you head off.- If you need to get some work done, there’s a Anti café co-working space, pay 4€ and you have a full hour to be fed and watered while you work.- Then there’s Colette my favourite store for nearly 10 years now, we pick up books, magazines, stationery, CDs and plenty of things we don’t need that are nice and unfortunately expensive too! We don’t dig the clothes selection there, it’s very avant garde-cult with equally high price tags.16eme then cross over to the 7eme:16eme is the city’s posh district, but also home to Palais de Tokyo, one of my favourite contemporary art museums to check out.
The Louvre :The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument in Paris.it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine. It is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions. It was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but was reconstructed in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace. The Louvre’s collection includes Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures.The Louvre Pyramid :
Louvre : Rs 600 (half to full day)
Today, it's time to delve a little into the city's history and culture. Visit the Louvre, the world's largest art museum, and see the 'smiling' Mona Lisa for yourself. Also take time out to visit the Versailles Palace and some other iconic landmarks such as Champs Elysees, Alexander Bridge and the Opera House.Pro tip: If you're a smoker, make sure you don't throw your cigarette butts on the streets. It can get you a fine of up to €68!Prepare for departure from Paris the next morning.
The following day was at the Louvre Museum. That space is so rich and vast that a patron of art and history can savour it for days. It literally houses the history of Rome, Greece, Christianity and France. To be able to appreciate the exhibits, I suggest one must go a little read about Renaissance, French Revolution, Roman and Greek history and about Christianity. While the Louvre was at a walking distance from our apartment, most of the other travelling within the city was done through metros and sometimes in cabs when the kids refused take it any more. Walking through the French by-lanes off the main boulevards was like being on a French food trail. We would stop to take a plunge as we stumbled across the most celebrated French delicacies one after the other – crêpes, crème brûlée, Poulet rôti, macarons.
4. Louvre Museum Almost 1.5 Km away from the holy chapel Louvre Museum is in fact the largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris in the world and the home for one of the finest art collections. The Louvre Palace is a former royal palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris.
The Louvre is gigantic and no one should think about trying to see everything in one visit. You cannot. We were lucky, the line for tickets was not very huge, so we got in quick. I wanted to see the La Joconde first, just like every other clichéd tourist in the city. Follow the herd and you will see the Mona Lisa. Be prepared to jostle the crowds and push people around if you want a better view. However your life will not change after seeing this painting. Don’t expect it to. And then began the ordeal for my already tired feet. Walking up and down the corridors of the Louvre took its toll on me and I gave up after an hour. The works of art in the Louvre are first rate but it is overwhelming. I don’t think the Significant Other managed to see all the paintings also, forget the sculptures. As for me, I found a corner for myself and actually dozed off while the Significant Other went ahead to see the other exhibits. I awoke to the sound of the PA system asking people to vacate the premises since it was time to shut shop. Oh dear lord, I almost spent A Night in the Museum sleeping.The next day also began with a museum, but this one I enjoyed. We went to the Musée d'Orsay where we came face to face with the most iconic works of Vincent van Gogh. This is entirely a personal opinion but if one had to pick between the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, I’ll vehemently support the latter. It is small, intimate and interesting even for a novice like yours truly. Following this we were royally duped by a hole in the wall chinese restaurant in the vicinity where we had decided to have lunch influenced by the dirt cheap prices he had displayed on the window. So curry for a 3 or 4 Euros, Noodles for 2 euros, Rice for 2 euros, we should have realized this was too good to be true. The catch here is that such places sell their food in weight. So 2 Euros for 100 grams of noodles and so on. We ordered a plate of noodles, rice, and 2 main dishes expecting a bill of 13-14 Euros. The bill came up to 28 Euros. There was no point arguing with the owner for he chose not to understand a word of what he said. We asked for a plate of each of the dishes thinking the price displayed was per plate, to see, he had served us 500 gms of each and charged accordingly.
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.