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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 735 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I only had a short time in Paris (I know, boo!) but visiting the Mona Lisa was number three on my list (behind the Eiffel Tower and Napoleon's Tomb). I braved the queues and rushed through the museum (which is like a marathon, really) to find the Mona Lisa. God, it's beautiful and wonderful. Smaller than I expected but I'm... More

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Pierre, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

wow. this alone would take 4 days. the 3-4 rows on taking 'selfies' at the Mona Lisa was ridiculous, but the rest was incredible but give yourself plenty of time. don 't rush, and decompress from time to time. Sensory overload is a real possibility

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Carbondale, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Of course you have to see this world class museum if you are in Paris. But the crowds are incredible. It is really difficult to truly appreciate some of the art because it is just SO crowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

You cannot go to Paris without going to the Louvre. We got there right when the museum opened so the wait wasn't very long. Everyone rushes to the Louvre's most prized painting, The Mona Lisa. It's a must-see but you cannot fully enjoy the beauty of the painting because there are dozens of people taking pictures of it. The Grand... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I visited louvre , the queue to enter the museum was huge and it took a good 2 hours to get in. There was utter chaos inside the museum. One cannot enjoy the artefacts even for a moment . The sculptures were very ill kept and dirty also the main attraction had million people jumping over each other and was... More

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved the louvre I could have stayed for days. The Mona Lisa was quite disappointing but other areas really made up for it.

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B.C. Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and gigantic, we saw art beyond compare. Get the Mona Lisa done first to get it checked off your list. Not a pleasant experience really, too much jostling and waiting for people to take their twentieth photo of the same thing with a different expression, plus the painting itself we found underwhelming, but you can't really relax until you've... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love all the sculptures but what was most amazing is the art on the cealing above us, it had to take great and skillful minds to do such work of art.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You've got to go. Just maybe not in summer. Try to pick a time of day that is less crowded. Go for February with dreary weather.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

To actually see the Mona Lisa is a let down. It's famous because it was stolen and hidden for 3 years. Not because it's this big, intricate art piece. There are far more interesting pieces there. My favorite was "the Coronation of Napoleon". Massive painting and with SO much detail. My 8yo was enthralled by "the mineral room" (has all... More

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