The Louvre is undoubtedly the most famous museum in the world. When in Paris, people always make it a point to spend some time at the Louvre. But because it is the most famous of all museum, it is also the busiest in Paris. Many people wants to see the famous glass pyramid inside and out and the most important, valuable and famous works of art in world. I have been to the Louvre twice, some people more than that. The first time I spent most of my day there. The second time, I spent the last two hours before closing. So I figured I’d post some tips about visiting the most famous museum in the world.
Book your tickets in advance – buy your admission tickets ahead preferably scheduled for during opening hours if possible. That way, the museum will not be crowded yet. Booking your tickets in advance allows you to get in faster in a shorter line. The ticket price are the same as that at the day of. The best place to buy admission ticket is at the Louvre website. Be sure to print the receipt before you go.
Take a bus of the metro to the Louvre – both the bus stop and metro station shares the same name – Palais Royal Musee de Louvre. Just look for a bus route or metro route that would stop at this station. The one-way fare for both bus and metro is €2.00 per person.
There are tour buses that would stop at the Louvre – if you want to make the most of your stay in Paris, book a hop-on hop-off tour bus. Most of these companies would have buses that stops in front of the Louvre pyramid.
There is also an arch at the front of the Louvre pyramid – it looks identical to the Arc de Triomphe by Champs Elysee, and is perfect for photo opportunities. If you look closely, you will also see the top of the Eiffel Tower from this direction.
There are three famous ladies at the Louvre at the museum – The Mona Lisa, Venus the Milo and the Winged Victory. All these ladies are located in the Denon Wing of the Louvre accompanied by the most of the famous works of art are such as those by Leonardo de Vinci and Francisco Goya are located. If these three ladies are the ones you would like to see, go straight to the first floor of the Denon Wing of the museum.
Get a map of the museum – The Louvre is also one of the largest museums in the world. It is easy to get lost here. Get a museum map from the information desk before you wander off and see the art. This way, you can see the ones you want to see first.
Alot extra time to visit – it’s a huge museum with a very large collection of various works of art in various mediums and periods. There’s a lot to see, so give yourself extra time in case there are other things you’d want to see.
There is a food court and other shopping as you exit the Louvre on the way to the metro station. They are open later than the museum cafe and shops. Security would not allow you to bring food into the museum. Bring extra money for food. Another place to look for tips is the Louvre website in case I miss anything. Either way, you do not want to miss the Louvre when visiting Paris. I highly recommend visiting the Louvre at least once in your life. You will not regret it.