Louvre Museum

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

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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


  • Sightseeing: "Now offering free admission for all the first Saturday evning of the month from 6PM to 9:45 PM and every Friday evening for anyone under 26 yrs. old. Here is a true anecdote: 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. NOTE: Reservations are now required to visit the Louvre. Even if you hold a Museum Pass, you still must have advance reservations, which you can make online, in order to enter."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: It is unthinkable to visit Paris and not have a look in on, or at least a walk by, the Louvre. Reserve advance tickets online!


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