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Musee du Louvre

99 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris, France
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As featured in 3 days in Paris
Ranked #8 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Louvre is a huge art gallery housed in an old Parisian palace. It holds a collection of nearly 400,000 items of art and historical objects in its... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I suppose, since this is a must do for first time visitors. Mona lisa and venus de milo are the popular ones, so get there really early or late in the evening. It closes at 6pm but thursdays it's 945pm. The lines to get in are long because of the volume and the security. but this is only at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I agree with other reviewers. We got there a half hour before it opened with a route planned to see the Mona Lisa. The lines were already lengthy but we had a museum pass which allowed us to skip the line. We walked directly to the Mona Lisa. (By the way, if you have not studied the map ahead of... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

BUY THE EXPRESS PASS! It will get you 5minutes in ahead of the crowd. We were the first ones to the Mona Lisa! SO BUY THE EXPRESS PASS! ITS WORTH IT

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is so busy, at times you just get pushed along with the crowd, the amount of people taking pictures makes it hard to see the actual exhibits. I did love the quite parts of museum like the egyptian art and stuff. it is free for 18-24 year old europeans. I would visit it if in paris but I... More

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I first visited the Louvre 30 years ago as a college student. The crowds were overwhelming then. A few weeks ago, my wife and I made our second attempt. The crowds were probably worse. Believe me, there was one point when it was actually hard to breathe. Sure seeing the Mona Lisa, etc was again a tremendous experience, but even... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Don't go if you're just coming to take a photo with the Mona Lisa and leave. You will need to wait in many lines, and will have to deal with lots of foot traffic inside the museum. Having said that, this is one of the best museums in the whole world. Excellent exhibits and a huge collection make for several... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great experience. If you are a lover of Art than this has to be one of the places you need to visit. You have to see the MONA LISA. Try to get there early in the morning to avoid crowds. Great architecture. Good for teenagers if they are interested in Ancient Art, History and Culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The walk up to The Louvre through the garden is amazing. The entrance line was long, but moved quickly. Once you get in, be prepared for a lot of people. Don't expect to see it all in one day, because it is huge. Target what you most want to see and leave the rest to your next visit.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was my fifth trip to the Louvre and I can still find something new to see. Go armed with a plan of what you absolutely have to see and map it out once you get in. The crowds can be unbearable in certain sections and your patience can wain. Having a pre-purchased pass helps you to by-pass the long... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Even though we don't know much about art we still enjoyed the Louvre. It is a huge museum; if you want to see everything you would need at least a full day. We found a few hours was fine to see the famous pieces and the glass pyramids.

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