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Louvre Museum
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Ranked #6 of 1,282 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.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The most popular Museum in the world, enough said. Nice atmosphere, large food court and shopping within the building. Take all the pictures you want.

Most unfriendly cashier at souvenir shop. We even greeted her with our nicest, "Bonjour" ( as advised )

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Louvre was at the very top of my list during my visit to Paris and it did not disappoint one bit, but rather exceeded it. I spent a good four hours viewing paintings in the Grand gallery; few of the Greek and Roman sculptures; Napolean III's apartments; and few of the near Eastern antiquities. Seeing the paintings you've always read and seen in print right before you is a transcendent experience. I liked the French paintings in the Grand gallery more than the renowned Italian ones and the works of Eugene Delacroix were my favourite. The remains of the palace of Khorsabad in the Near Eastern antiquities section were also amazing to see, the sheer size and details of the carvings were really impressive. Few of the Roman and Greek sculptures were no less impressive. To think those works were made much before Christianity and still survive and draw awe from people is something in itself.

I left the Louvre very much impressed with a good fill of art and history. I don't think any other museum in the world can compare to its size and rich exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Better people than me have reviewed the world's biggest museum so I won't even try. My tip is to buy your ticket in advance, or get a Paris Museum Pass or something like that - otherwise you will stand in a huge queue. And another tip is don't bother doing the "I've Seen The Mona Lisa" thing unless you have a sense of humour - photographing silly people taking photographs of a piece of art which they do not understand is very entertaining! It really is very funny (or perhaps depressing if you have a mind for it) to watch people taking selfies and trying to push their way to the front of the huge crowd just to see it. TOP TIP - if you really want to see the Mona Lisa, go to the side of the throng and you will see it and get your selfie. Another TOP TIP - go and see the Flemish art instead, Vermeer, Steen, Rembrandt all without crowds and better paintings.....

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Louvre covers some historical areas that you can find almost nowhere else in the world. Hammurabi law, Mesopotamian and Assyrian stuff. Lots of Egyptian artifacts as well. For the Greek and Roman stuff however, Louvre`s fairs far far worse than Athens or London. What gives really big minus for the place is the fact that the texts on the artifacts are in FRENCH. As English is now lingua franca, I think every world-class museum should have explanations on that language too.

I did not see so much art but what I can say is Mona Lisa`s popularity is highly OVERestimated. It just is not worth all the fuzz. It is fun to check out however so you can see what everyone is talking about;D

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Liked - so much to see. HIstory of the Louvre, medieval parts.
Disliked - Too mnay people - long queue to get in (over an hour) and no toilets until you get inside. (And there were long queues for the ladies too!)

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