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“Sensory Overload!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee du Louvre

Musee du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
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Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour
Ranked #5 of 635 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Louvre is considered the world's greatest art museum, with an unparalleled collection of items covering the full spectrum of art through the ages.
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“Sensory Overload!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place is so big and there is so much to take in. We were in there for about 5 hours and even though we had a little map, we never did find our way to certain areas. The Louvre is one of the few museums where your cameras are welcome. We found our way to The Mona Lisa, it was very crowded and there is a lot of pushing and shoving going on to get near enough to take a picture. I just had no idea of how much is in there. We really enjoyed the Egyptian Antiquities, just in awe at how old some those things are and how well some of them are preserved. I wish we had gone back another day. Your neck can get sore from looking up at the beautiful ceilings. After getting home I looked up some of the things we saw and some we wished we had seen. I now am sorry we didn't get an audio guide, Outside, in the courtyard, fountain, pyramid area is one of the best people watching spots in Paris! Be sure and plan to spend at the very least 1/2 a day.

Visited May 2013
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“Just too busy!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Of course everyone wants to visit to see the mona lisa, and it's not to be missed when in Paris, but the crowds of snap happy photographers really prevent you from being able to appreciate many of the great works. Maybe a photography ban would benefit the museum?

Visited July 2013
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“Plan on getting lost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I found it hard to read the map and get to the areas I was interested in. But it was well worth the effort and went 2 different days to see as much as possible.

Visited April 2013
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“greatest museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

wonderful museum, cheap, good Café inside, many Pictures, nice building, audioguide with nintendo 3ds available

Visited September 2013
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“And I thought the British Museum was big!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Too much to see properly in even a dozen visits, we actually had to use the compass app on my phone to keep from getting turned around at one point.

The only downside: there is absolutely no crowd control at the Mona Lisa.

Visited September 2013
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