The Louvre is a “super museum” that stands among the British Museum in London and the Met in New York as one of the three greatest art museums in the world. The Louvre has an enormous collection of more than 400,000 pieces and exhibits that span a period of more than 1,500 years. There are collections of works from the ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilizations, including da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, Antioch’s “Venus de Milo”, and “Winged Victory of Samothrace”, dubbed the “three treasures” of the museum. The famous films “Phantom of the Louvre” and “The Da Vinci Code” were also filmed here.
By Subway: Take line 1 or 7 and get off at the Palais Royal Musée du Louvre station.
The museum restricts all food and beverage carry -ins, smoking and the use of flash photography. The museum audio guide is available in select foreign languages. The museum is vast so planning ahead for your trip is key. Advance purchase of museum passes and tickets is recommended. The entrance is located at the glass pyramid of the museum.
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While spectators are captivated by Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile and gaze that follows you around the gallery, Renaissance master artist Leonardo da Vinci also painted the horizon behind her at eye level to draw viewers in. The priceless oil on wood portrait was kept by King Francois I, King Louis XIV and Napoleon before the French government declared her a public treasure; today, she has her own fan mailbox at the Louvre.
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Paris is not just about Eiffel Tower, it has immense historical significance which is very well represented at Louvre Museum😍 Spotting Monalisa was an overwhelming experience😲 Which museum you liked the most?
The Louvre is not only beautiful and full of art from the inside but also super impressive from the outside with the glas pyramid in the center of the square