The Louvre Museum is the national museum of France dedicated to fine arts, archaeology and decorative arts before Impressionism. It is located in Paris, the capital of the country, in the former royal palace of the Louvre. Its extensive collections are the result of the collecting developed by the French monarchy over several centuries, to which were added the efforts of several personalities of the Enlightenment, the disentailment work of the French Revolution, the military victories during the Napoleonic wars, and the archaeological campaigns and purchases promoted during the 19th century. In its 210,000 m², about 487,000 works are exhibited, of which 7,000 are paintings, and about 380,000 objects and antiquities.
To visit the Louvre Museum, you need to buy a ticket online or at the ticket office. The ticket price varies depending on the type of visit (permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, combined tickets) and the category of visitor (adults, under 18s, students, etc.). You can check the prices and conditions on the official website.
The Louvre Museum is open every day except Tuesdays, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM or 9:45 PM depending on the day. The museum is closed on some holidays such as January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
The museum is located in the heart of Paris, near the Seine river. You can get the Louvre Museum by metro (line 1 or 7), bus (lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 or 95), RER (line C), or by car (parking available at Carrousel du Louvre or Place du Carrousel). You can also walk or bike to the museum if you are nearby.
To make the most of your visit, you can follow some tips and recommendations. For example, you can plan your visit in advance and choose a visitor trail that suits your interests and time. You can also download the official app or rent an audio guide to get more information about the works and the history of the museum. You can also book a guided tour or a workshop to enjoy a more interactive experience. You can find all these options on the official website.
During your visit, you should respect some rules and prohibitions. For example, you cannot touch the works or take flash photos. You cannot bring large bags or luggage into the museum. You cannot eat or drink inside the exhibition rooms. You cannot smoke or use electronic cigarettes in any area of the museum. You cannot disturb other visitors with loud noises or inappropriate behavior.
The Louvre Museum has many works of art to see and admire. Some of the most famous ones are: The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci; The Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch; The Winged Victory of Samothrace by an unknown artist; The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault; Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix; The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David; The Code of Hammurabi by an unknown artist; The Dying Slave by Michelangelo; The Wedding Feast at Cana by Paolo Veronese; The Lacemaker by Johannes Vermeer; and many more.