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“It’s the Louvre!”
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Musee du Louvre
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Skip-the-Line Entrance to Louvre Museum
Ranked #3 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
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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.
Norfolk, Virginia
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“It’s the Louvre!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

What can I say? It’s the Louvre … world renown … with a well-deserved reputation. My lady was insistent on seeing two exhibits, the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, and that would make her visit a success.

The museum, itself, is large, majestic and magnificent. The admission lines moved swiftly via the use of automated machines that sucked up your credit card and spit out your admission tickets. There were people all around … crowds … but, not congestion. On the way to finding Mona, there were lots and lots of distractions, almost enough to forget your mission. When we got to Mona, there was a crowd around her, but not sufficient congestion to prevent me from getting close to her small frame and capture a picture as she smiled. Next stop was Venus… and on the way were lots of distractions. At Venus, there was a crowd surrounding her … and my camera went into action. We saw Egyptian artifacts … Greek … and … paintings on the ceiling … it was exhaustive. I think it would take five full days to fully appreciate the Louvre. This was our first trip to Paris, but we plan to do it again as part of our bucket list. When we do, the Louvre will again be on our itinerary.

Visited September 2012
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“Wonderful trip”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

First of all the area around the Louvre is huge with that iconic glass pyramid bursting out of the pavement, it's fabulous. Very modern and clean inside the museum with clear maps and direction. The artworks are varied and the Mona Lisa is like meeting an old friend. Stunning. Please make a trip here it's an afternoon of pure joy.

Visited April 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Enormous and crowded, but worth it!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Louvre is enormous and can get crowded, but it still worth seeing. We arrived at around 10am, and there were no appreciable lines, which was nice. We made our way to the Mona Lisa, and while it was mobbed, it was not unreasonable. We were able to get right up front and get a few pictures with la Giaconda! After that, we made our way around the museum to look at the other works. The sections are logically laid out, which makes everything easy to find. The only problem is that some sections are closed off, preventing you from getting around in the most direct manner. Also, sometimes you have to take stairs up and down just to stay on the same level! You'll see what I mean when you go there, because of course you will. Everyone does.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“This is it”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Ok so you want to see the world but unfortunately you don't have years at a time to travel.

Go to the Louvre. There's nothing that you will see elsewhere that you can't see here.
(I know they don't have pyramids etc.)

The thing I like about this museum, that cannot be seen in one day, is that you can focus on what you like.

I particularly like sculptures and there are so many from all over the world I couldn't see them all.
I have to admit that paintings are not my thing but I did fall in love with some of them here.
Sorry to say The Mona Lisa was not one of them. There were much better paintings near The Mona Lisa that are not behind glass.

This place is a must see. No-one is ever disappointed.

cancil some of your other flights and just fly here.
hey it's Paris, what could be bad Oui?

Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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“Chaotic and not enjoyable”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Armed with Paris Museum Passes we entered quickly and were ready to go. We were not prepared for the utter chaos of the museum. Maps and signs were misleading or non-existent, and the crowds of tourists created a stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere. Around any notable exhibit were hundreds of tourists holding up cameras, smart phones, iPads, and small laptops -- anything that would take a photo. The group around the Wings of Victory statue was so large it was blocking a stairway, making it very difficult for anyone wanting to get up the stairs (warning all throughout the museum, the stairs are quite worn causing the surface to be uneven). It was loud, hot and most unpleasant. We lasted about a half hour and left. We found museums such as Orsay and Orangerie, which do not allow photography, to be much more enjoyable.

Visited October 2012
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