Musée du Louvre

Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, Editor's Picks, Museums

Map / Directions 10Best Says

The world's largest, richest collection of art and antiques occupies the Louvre, the world's largest museum and the one-time royal palace to French Kings and Queens. Originally built in 1190 as a...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Sat-Mon,: Thu; 9am-6pm
  • Wed,: Fri; 9am-10pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Day Adult €9; Child (0-17) Free; Child (18-25) Free - €9
    Wed, Fri Evening 6-10pm Adult €6; Child (0-17) Free; Child (18-25) Free - €6
    Exhibitions Hall Napoleon €11 - €14

  • Sightseeing: "When architect I.M. Pei designed the glass pyramid to grace the Louvre's courtyard it was a world-class design scandal. Scant decades later and it is already as emblematic a symbol of this fortress-like museum as is the Mona Lisa or Venus de Milo."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: It is unthinkable to visit Paris and not have a look in at, or at least a walk by, The Louvre.

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