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“Crowded Culture - ''Mona Lisa'' Ten Deep!!!!!!”
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Musee du Louvre
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US$31.90*
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Skip-the-Line Entrance to Louvre Museum
Ranked #3 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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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.
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“Crowded Culture - ''Mona Lisa'' Ten Deep!!!!!!”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

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!

Visited September 2012
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“Beyond Expectations”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

You honestly need circa 6 months to see every piece of art work found at the Louvre which is housed in the Palais Royale. We spent about 4 hours there and saw about 10% but every moment was outstanding.

Visited November 2012
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“A must visit in this Museum”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

One of the famous museum in the world, where one can see all the ancient Egyptian treasures that were taken by the French researchers around 150 years ago, or to see some famous pictures, such as The Mona Lisa.
Just one reminder, you walk there a lot, take a comfortable shoes.

Visited November 2012
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“Use alternate entrances”
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Well laid out with directions to popular exhibits, which saves time unless you have the days it would take to tour full museum.
Line at main entrance was long but we use one of the carrousel entrances and walked right in no line.

Visited October 2012
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“Friday Night Fun”
Reviewed 13 November 2012

My husband and I went to the Louvre Friday evening, as it is open later on Fridays. We are not huge museum buffs, so didn't need to spend all day there. We found are way to the Winged Victory statue, Mona Lisa painting and went through 2 of the 3 wings. We were greatly surprised of the sheer size of the Louvre. It's HUGE! Glad we went!

Visited October 2012
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