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Review of Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum
Ranked #8 of 2,159 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We enjoyed this museum on a rainy day. Everyone says it is a must see but really I was not too impressed. I have been to the Hermitage in Russia and it is much better laid out. This is very easy to lose your way but that is understandable as it was a castle, not designed for a museum. The crowds are awful.
We really appreciated the statues.
The Mona Lisa was there but so were a thousand people pushing to have a photo taken.

1  Thank Richard_VanBob
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Great Musuem - trying to work out where they filmed the da vinci code wasn't easy! Just too big though. seemed to be walking for hours. Wasn't happy that you had to hand over Passport or Driving License as proof of identity, because you don't carry them around with you and why would you leave them as security? They want to be all flash with Nintendo DS audio guides, put a security tag on them. So disappointed not to have the audio guide.

Thank KB64
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Hard to imagine anyone giving an average rating to the Louvre. Get off your behind and just go. Here's a tip on how to handle for first timers. Take the Masterpiece Tour. Head downstairs when you enter and follow signs to group sales. Without any line, buy your tickets for 11:15 AM daily Masterpiece Tour. The tour is 1 1/2 hours and highlights many of the greatest works in the perfect amount of time. If you wish, get there early to stroll beforehand and get the lay of the land.

1  Thank lag10021
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

First of all: this place is huge. If at all possible, go when you've got hours and hours (or days, preferably) to spend wandering at your leisure!

Unfortunately, my sister and I didn't, as we were only on a day trip in Paris, and we had a lot to fit in. We got rather turned around and lost trying to find the museum from the train station we got out at, so we were rather frazzled by the time we arrived. Not that it's the museum's fault. ;)

Everything in this place is grand. The main entrance, the galleries, the art. You'll need plenty of stamina to get around to everything, especially since the layout is rather confusing (even with a map) and finding the lifts and where they take you were even more so.

What I wanted to see most was the Mona Lisa--of course. We went at a good time, I think, because while she was definitely popular while we were there, the crowd was contained in the room, and we managed to get to the front after a little while (not including pushy, rude people barging in without a consideration for anyone else) and take a few photos. She's as mysterious as anyone has ever said she is. Such an unassuming piece, but there's definitely something about her.

We also got to see the Venus de Milo, which I hadn't actually realised was there before we went! That was a very nice surprise.

After taking a peek at the Egyptian section (which was disappointing, to be honest), it was time to move on to the next Parisian attraction.

Overall, it was definitely worth going, despite the trouble getting there.

If I could make any suggestion, it would be to get the audio guide in your language! The queues for them in the ticket hall were atrocious, but walking through the museum and not being able to read any of the information plaques on the pieces you find interesting is even worse. Just do it!

Thank nt88
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Such a big place to see in a day or. A week for that matter.
First mistake we made was to hire the Nintendo audio guides we found them difficult to follow and use and it made our experience a little less enjoyable. Wear comfy shoes and know the places and things you wish to see. Get there early or after lunch when morning groups have moved on

Thank Sandro B
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