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Top sights in Paris
The Louvre in Paris is the world’s most visited museum. Its legendary collection boasts more than 35,000 paintings, sculptures and artifacts dating from prehistory to the modern day. The masterpieces are myriad, but these 5 are the crème de la crème.
Possibly the most famous painting in the world, Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is synonymous with the Louvre. Her enigmatic smile and inescapable gaze draws millions to Paris every year.
Wonderfully maintained over two millennia, this statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is one of the most iconic specimens of ancient Greek sculpture.
This 2.15-meter-high statue of a slave struggling against his fetters is one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements and a sublime demonstration of sculpture’s dynamic potential.
Dating back to the days of the Pharaohs, this exquisite painted limestone sculpture is the most renowned piece in the Louvre’s exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities.
Highly controversial upon its construction, the Louvre Pyramid is now one of Paris’ cultural treasures. The glass pyramid’s spectacular nighttime illumination is not to be missed.
The queues to the Louvre can be daunting. The main entrance, through the Louvre Pyramid, is always the most crowded. An insider tip is using the entrance located in the underground shopping center, Carrousel du Louvre, where you can buy your ticket and pass the security checks free of hassle. If you want to experience the Pyramid, you can always do so on your way out.
The museum is gigantic, so it’s essential to make sure you have enough time to see everything you want. The museum is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on most days, and until 9:45 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Arrive early, grab one of the free maps at the ticket purchase area, and take some time to plan your visit – it’s worth it!
Together with a number of Paris’ museums, the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Take this opportunity to visit other sights such as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe and come back on another day!
- When should I visit?The Louvre is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, except on Wednesdays and Fridays when it remains open until 9:45 PM. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.
- Is it expensive?Ticket prices start at just €12 for access to the permanent collections.
- Will I need a guide?A guide can definitely help. There are several options for audio guides and small-group tours available!
- How to get thereTake the metro on line 1 to the Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station. The Paris Open Tour bus also stops at the Pyramid.
- Additional information* The rooms begin to close 30 minutes before the museum's closing time.
* From October to March, access to the permanent collections is free on the first Sunday of each month!
* On French public holidays, the museum may have shorter hours, or may be closed entirely.
What people are saying about Louvre Museum
I chose an early start and the entry was quick without waiting at all. The audio guide without map was great in navigating the main attractions.
We were a small group that really benefitted from a very intimate tour with a hugely knowledgable guide. Learnt so much and visited areas of the museum that we probably wouldn't have even found if we were on our own. The guide clearly had a passion for doing what he was doing. Fantastic.
The tour was well balanced and considered both the interest of kids and parents! He offered a lot of insights and a broad knowledge of history and art! Furthermore he helped us to find the short-cuts through the museum. Thank you Thierry!
The night tour is good for us to see night city and illuminated street. The bus also stopped for few minutes for photo taking at the height of the bus with unblock view. I recommend those who wants to see beautiful Paris at night.
Tour guide was amazing!! Such a smooth great experience. Would do it again for sure!!