The Louvre is the world’s largest museum, covering an area of over 650,000 square feet and containing over 380,000 exhibits. Located in the city centre’s right bank and adjoining the Tuilerie Gardens, a trip here is a must-see addition to any Paris visitor’s itinerary. Feast your eyes on some of the world’s most famous exhibits, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, and discover artefacts from ancient civilisations, such as Egypt, the Near East and Greece. Those who have seen The Da Vinci Code which was filmed at The Louvre, and based on Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, will find many familiar sights, not least of which is the spectacular glass pyramid at the front of the historic palace. In addition to its unrivalled permanent collection, you'll also be able to enjoy a number of temporary exhibitions: the works of French sculptor Bouchardon will be showing until December 2016.
The nearest underground metro station to the museum is Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre on Line 1. An alternative way to travel is via boat across the River Seine, disembarking at quai François Mitterand. The nearest airports are Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly, from which you can take Regional Express (RER) train into the centre and either walk or take a metro to the museum. The Louvre is open every day except on Tuesdays and it’s closed on 1st May, 1st November, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. You can visit from 9am until 6pm and it has late opening until 9.45pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. A general admission ticket to the permanent collection is €15 and can be booked online here or bought on the day.
As with many public institutions in France, those who live in the European Economic Area and are aged 18-25 receive free admission to the permanent collection, as do all visitors on the first Sunday of each month from October to March.
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If you’re planning to visit the Louvre in Paris, you’ll find plenty to see and do in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Make sure you take a trip up the iconic Eiffel Tower, check out the shopping in the Champs Elysées and why not take the kids to Disneyland Paris? If you’re looking for some more art, check out the nearby Musée de l’Orangerie, which houses 60 of Claude Monet’s famous series of waterlilies paintings.
To find out more information about the Louvre Museum in Paris, please contact the venue directly, where you’ll be able to find out more about the entrance fee, tickets and admissions, the art collection and general facts about Paris. You’ll also be able to find out more about the history of this famous institution.
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