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About Louvre Museum, Paris

The Musee du Louvre French Museum is known as the Louvre Museum in English, or The Louvre. It is one of the planet's biggest museums, and a noteworthy landmark. A centrally located milestone of Paris, France, it is spotted on the Right Bank of the Seine in the first residential area. Practically 35,000 items from ancient times to the 21st century are displayed over a territory of 60,600 square metres. With more than 8 million guests every year, the Louvre is the planet's most visited museum. The grand museum is housed in the Louvre Palace or the Palais du Louvre, which started as a stronghold inherent the late twelfth century under Philip II. Remainders of the stronghold are obvious in the root cellar of the gallery. Planning a trip to Paris must include a visit to The Musee du Louvre.

The building was enlarged commonly to house the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV picked the Palace of Versailles for his family dwelling, leaving the Louvre principally as a spot to showcase the illustrious gathering, and from 1692 it incorporated an accumulation of obsolescent sculpture. In 1692, the building was involved by the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. In 1699 it held the first of an arrangement of salons. The Academie stayed at the Louvre for 100 years. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly announced that the Louvre ought to be utilized as an exhibition hall, in order to showcase the national cultural grandeur.

The entry to the museum is through the spectacular Louvre Pyramid which is a vast glass and metal pyramid, encompassed by three smaller pyramids. It is located in the principle patio Cour Napoléon of the Louvre Palace Palais du Louvre in Paris. Finished in 1989, it has turned into a point of interest of the city of Paris. The pyramid structure was built by Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltd. of Montreal (Pyramid structure / Design Consultant) and Rice Francis Ritchie (otherwise called RFR) of Paris (Pyramid Structure / Construction Phase).

The pyramid and the underground entryway underneath it were made on account of an arrangement of issues with the Louvre's unique principle door, which could no more handle the tremendous number of guests on an ordinary premise. Guests entering through the pyramid move into the extensive hall then re-rise into the principle Louvre structures. Numerous different storehouses have doubled this idea, generally eminently the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Another remarkable architectural element you will notice within the palace museum complex is the two courtyards- the Cour Carree which means Square Courtyard and the Cour Napoleon which translates to Napoleon Courtyard. At the Cour Carree is a charming fountain which is the best vantage point and offers great views of the surrounding buildings.  

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One of the most iconic places in Paris, the Louvre Museum is considerably the largest museum in the world and a much loved destination among history and art lovers. The place accepts a certain amount of Louvre Museum Ticket Prices as an entrance fee and the Tickets for Louvre Museum can be bought directly on visits. Children under 18 and Louvre card holders need no Louvre Museum Tickets to enter the place. Better go early if you are going to Buy Tickets for Louvre Museum from the premises, or better, Book Tickets for Louvre Museum online for a more comfortable experience. Guided Tours are also available for tourists for various Louvre Museum Tours Ticket Prices.

Louvre Museum Information

  • Tours are available in a variety of languages and are aimed at different levels, from first-time visitors to art experts.
  • It’s a good idea to research beforehand which exhibits you want to visit, map them out, and visit them in sequence.
  • Get there early in the morning  around 8:45 am to avoid the crowd.
  • An ID proof may be required to be deposited for the guided tour.

Louvre Museum Tickets Prices

  • Exhibition- €13, Combined ticket (permanent collections + Birth of a Museum)- €16.  
  • Free admission for under-18 years , job-seekers, Louvre card-holders.

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Address: Musee du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Phone: 33-140205050

Ticket Price: 13 EUR

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Time Required: 08:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Skip the Line Ticket: Louvre in Paris
View Deal Skip the Line Ticket: Louvre in Paris 51 Reviews | Duration: Flexible From USD 32.58/person

You can avoid long lines for entrance to the famous Paris art gallery with this admission ticket to the Louvre's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Your ticket is open, with no fixed entrance dates or times, and valid for 6 months. No rush to visit the Louvre. So you can go any day or time, except Tuesdays. Your ticket(s) will be delivered to your hotel one day before your arrival.

Skip-the-Line Louvre Ticket and Montmartre Art Walking Tour Double Feature
View Deal Skip-the-Line Louvre Ticket and Montmartre Art Wal... 3 Reviews | Duration: 90 minutes From USD 47.47/person

First, you enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of Montmartre on a 1.5 hour art-lovers tour, and you see the landmarks that inspired legendary artists like Van Gogh and Monet.

Then you head to Musée du Louvre, Paris’ must-see museum, for a close encounter with the smile of the Mona Lisa, the arms of the Venus of Milo, and all that the world's largest museum has to offer. You use your skip-the-line ticket straight after your walking tour or you pick another day – the choice is yours!

Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour
View Deal Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour 1243 Reviews | Duration: 7.5 hours From USD 167.25/person

Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at highlights such as the priceless Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Travel in style by Seine River Cruise to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Enjoy lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant and admire breathtaking views out over the city below. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and gain insight into the history and heritage of this top Paris attraction.

Paris Rail Trip with Lunch on the Eiffel Tower Including Entry to the Louvre
View Deal Paris Rail Trip with Lunch on the Eiffel Tower Inc... 4 Reviews | Duration: 16 hours From USD 282.39/person

Reserved seats on Eurostar, enjoy a walking tour and entry to the famous Louvre. Also included is entry to the to second floor of the Eiffel Tower with a tasty two course lunch on Eiffel Tower. Standard Premier (optional extra) includes a light meal and drinks served at your seat on the Eurostar.

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  • This place is incredible and is one of the places you have to go while in Paris. It can be really overwhelming so make sure you plan a free day to be able to explore this whole place. Even if you do have the whole day, I don't think you'll be able to see everything but it is worth a shot. We were only there for a short time but it left a lasting impression. I do suggest to get the audio guide to have in depth knowledge on certain pieces.

  • Beautiful and breathtaking is what I would most describe the Louvre. Timeless artwork, sculpures, paintings. The Louvre contains so much exquisite history. Every artist unique in their own way.. I am glad I saw the Mona Lisa. I really enjoyed the ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology areas with Diane, goddess of hunting, the horns of plenty are definitely worth seeing. I love Paris and I intend to go back there again!

  • I loved it! I went it after 6:30 on Friday and got in for free :D It was incredibly empty and so so quiet. The art is magnificent and the rooms are too. Just don't wait through the huge line and you won't regret it. I wish I had more time to spend there.

  • Really enjoyed our trip to the Louvre today. We bought the tickets online, it worked so well as you don't have the queues. You need to specify a time you plan to be there at, and then you can't be later than half an hour of your booked time, otherwise you pay full price again.17 euros! Going early also helps, regarding the queues. We were in at 9am and out by 11am. Can't see it all, but enjoy the experience while you are there☺

  • Still a bustling Disneyland of various art works. Nearly impossible to see everything so just relax, go with the flow & enjoy. If you have plenty of time, that is. Otherwise plan your day by buying your tickets online, collect & join the queue early. Once inside rush to the artworks you really want see... and enjoy. Still fascinated by people taking photos (I am one them!).

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