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Louvre Museum
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Ranked #7 of 1,509 things to do in Paris
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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.
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This was the first attraction we properly visited while in Paris and we arrived twenty minutes before opening, just as the sun had risen. There was a short queue to get in, but it was otherwise quiet. The museum s massive and split into different section, of which we only managed two due to the sheer size. We started with the Mona Lisa, which we arrived to see before the crowds swelled to a huge size. Admittedly we were little taken aback by the small size of the painting being hung on such a huge wall in a huge room. The rest of the museum was stunning, such a variety of amazing artwork. We were thoroughly impressed by Napoleon's apartments, especially as they had been kept in such great conditions and that the decor was so grand and over the top. It was this section of the museum that really made the trip worth it. We spent around two hours in there and did not even get to see everything but it was worth the cost. Best tip I can give though would to arrive for opening as the museum is much quieter at this time. By the time we got out, a huge queue had formed to get into the museum. Also do not try to do everything in one visit. There is a lot to see and take in and it also gets very warm inside.

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is not the place to go if you only have 30 minutes as it is vast and with some of the world's masterpieces. Best time to go is in the fall when the crowds are smaller. There may be some surprises also,,,the size of the Mona Lisa, for instance. Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking and many steps so I don't recommend it for the those in poor physical condition. If possible, buy tickets online and save time as the lines can be long. Bon Voyage! '

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Its a wonderland with amazing sculptures, items and paintings from different eras and places all brought together under one roof! There are places to eat inside (quite a bit expensive than outside) and clean spaces to rest and sit. Now, do have breakfast and come early to skip a long queue to enter. Bring walking stamina to really enjoy and explore the collection. Afterwards for a quick rest, simply head out to the fountains (~100 metres away) which are lined with loads of lounge chairs for tourists to rest their legs and be refreshed. Take at least 8 hours. Also be ready to walk all day (they do have nice seats to rest in between).

Thank Youniverse
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Although the queue was massive it moved very quickly. We got in for free as we're under 25 - if you're 18-25 you have to queue to go through security but not to buy a ticket, just show your ID and they let you in.
The audio guide was a waste of money, it's too hard to work and after a few attempts we just stopped trying.
The museum in MASSIVE. If you want to look at everything you need at least 3-4 hours. We stayed for an hour as we were exhausted and we didnt even fully get time to look at one of the three sections. The French and Italian paintings are a must.
The Mona Lisa was way too crowded to get a good look however.

Thank Claudia L
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Was disappointed that there is litter all around the place. Toilets were broken and filthy. Art works are good but crowds are intense.

2  Thank Mandy M
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