The Louvre

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to one of the most magnificent museums in the world. It’s timeless elegance encases some real jewels, including the Mona Lisa, several Michaelangelos, the Venus di Milo, and so many more.

Once the palace to kings and emperors, the Louvre shelters some of the great art works of the world. The collections focus on sculptures and paintings from the European masters, as well as ancient Egyptian, Greek and Islamic art. They’ve also restored some of Napoleon III’s apartments complete with original furnishings which convey what it was like to live in the Louvre when it was a royal palace.

The buildings that make up the Louvre are a combination of classical styles from different periods to the modern pyramid entrance designed by architect I.M. Pei. The grandeur of the setting, the buildings and their interiors are an experience in themselves.

The Louvre has several cafes that are essential for refreshing your palate and giving your poor feet a break. If the weather is nice, I highly recommend the outdoor patio upstairs in the courtyard, if you can get a table.

Admission to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions (except those in the hall Napoléon which cost more).
7,50 euros until 3pm.,
5 euros after 3pm and on Sundays all day.
Free on the first Sunday of each month.

Phone: (33) 01 40 20 51 51
Fax: (33) 01 40 20 54 42

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