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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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  • Worth spending at least half a day visiting the Museum the exhibits are magnificent and every first Sunday of the month you can make the visit without paying just prepare to queue.
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  • Good size crowd. Went early to the pyramid entrance. Waited for less than half an hour. Too many options along with Monalisa, the priceless attraction.  more »
  • Make sure you bring up a map of the Louve before you leave on your trip. And go online to THEIR website and get your tickets after you arrive. We arrived about 12:30 and the line to get in was longer ...  more »
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  • This place is incredible and is one of the places you have to go while in Paris. It can be really overwhelming so make sure you plan a free day to be able to explore this whole place. Even if you do have the whole day, I don't think you'll be able to see everything but it is worth a shot. We were only there for a short time but it left a lasting impression. I do suggest to get the audio guide to have in depth knowledge on certain pieces.
  • One of the best museums I have ever visited. Some of the things that I really liked about this museum are: 1. The original painting of Mona Lisa is the main attraction. 2. The look of glass dome & the architecture of museum is really elegant. 3. The sculptures inside the museum. Maintained really well. 4. The small pond outside museum has chairs to sit and relax. 5. The design, carvings & paintings on the walls & ceilings (inside museum) make this museum worth visiting.
  • Really enjoyed our trip to the Louvre today. We bought the tickets online, it worked so well as you don't have the queues. You need to specify a time you plan to be there at, and then you can't be later than half an hour of your booked time, otherwise you pay full price again.17 euros! Going early also helps, regarding the queues. We were in at 9am and out by 11am. Can't see it all, but enjoy the experience while you are there☺
  • Still a bustling Disneyland of various art works. Nearly impossible to see everything so just relax, go with the flow & enjoy. If you have plenty of time, that is. Otherwise plan your day by buying your tickets online, collect & join the queue early. Once inside rush to the artworks you really want see... and enjoy. Still fascinated by people taking photos (I am one them!).
  • Nowhere on their site could I find what time they stopped letting people in. It just said the pyramid entrance was open till 8 and the museum was open till 6. Confusing. We got there at 5:30–cutting it close, yes, but could not get in once we got through the pyramid entrance. All exhibits were closed. It would have been nice were this on the ticket or website anywhere. Unfortunately this is my last day in Paris. Don’t think I’ll be getting to come back anytime soon. Yes, I realize I sound like an entitled tourist, but we were unable to make it there any sooner. Oh well.

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