The Louvre Museum in Paris – France is the most famous museum all over the globe, having a collection of thirty-five thousand different historical relics and works of art by some of the world’s most famous artists.
Its art collection is also the most widely-viewed art collection around the world. Its most popular painting is the Mona Lisa, a masterpiece by renowned artist, Leonardo Da Vinci.
Louvre Museum in Paris – France is situated along the Right Bank of the River Seine, within the First District. It is within the Louvre Palace.
The best way to reach Louvre Museum in Paris – France is via the metro. Take the metro that will stop at the Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre station.
Another option is to take the bus. Buses 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 as well as 95 all stop at the museum.
You can also take your car but you may have trouble finding a parking space although underground parking slots are available for those lucky enough to find a vacant one.
What to See
There are thousands of historical relics and thousands more of art exhibits on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris – France.
From Egyptian antique collections to Greek antiquities; Etruscan and Roman antiquities, sculptures, paintings and drawings; you will need more than one day to explore the entire museum.
Some of its most famous pieces, other than the Mona Lisa; are the sculpture Venus de Milo which is said to be a depiction of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite; and paintings of the Raft of Medusa; The Slave; Law Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon and Liberty Leading the People; among many others.
The Louvre Museum in Paris – France was actually a palace fortress first during the twelfth century during the time of Philip II.
It wasn’t until the French Revolution which took place from the years 1789 and 1799 that the palace was officially declared as a museum under a decree by the National Assembly.
It was on the tenth of August in the year 1793 that the museum was formally opened, displaying some five hundred and thirty-seven paintings. From the years 1796 up to 1801, the museum was closed down because of building structure problems.
It was reopened on the fourteenth day of July in 1801.
Cost to enter the museum is pegged at 10 Euros for the whole day except for exhibitions at the Napoleon Hall. Napoleon Hall entry fee is at 11 Euros.
However, you can get a combined ticket for both the permanent collection of the museum as well as for exhibits at the Napoleon Hall and the Musée Eugene Delacroix for 14 Euros.
There is also a multimedia guide available which you can get for 6 Euros for adults, 2 Euros for those under 18 years old and 4 Euros for disabled individuals, jobseekers and those who are under welfare benefits.
The Louvre Museum in Paris – France gives free admission every first Sunday of the month. The museum also gives free admission every 14th of July. It is open daily except on Tuesdays, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.