This is without a doubt the most magnificent art museum in the world but it is also the most crowded. About 10,000 tourists put on their ''culture caps'' for about 2-3 hours and race off to see some of the most amazing art pieces the world has to show. The coup de gras is of course is the ''Mona Lisa'', the statue of ''Venus'' and the ''Victoire'' all of which, if you are in a hurry are located in the ''Sully'' section of this mammoth museum/art gallery. To truly visit this wonderful place you would need about 10 days. It is not only the art and the artifacts but the building itself, the Tuilleries Gardens and the wonderful surrounds. The queues are horrendous and I doubt if there is ever a good time to go there. The crowds in front of the ''Mona Lisa'' Da Vinci's most famous art work are terrible (usually 10 deep) and it kind of takes the edge off the cultural experience of it all. It is my 4th visit to this wonderful museum and the experience has always been the same. But hey! I am part of the problem! I'm a tourist and Paris has 26,000,000 tourists a year and they all go to the Louvre. It is obviously a 5 star museum but the crowds and overpricing make it a four. Don't miss it though!
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