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Louvre

Louvre

Address Rue de Rivoli; 75001 Paris
Neighbourhood 1st Arrondissement | See on map
Metro Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre [M1, M7]
Telephone +33 1 40 20 50 50
Websitehttp://www.louvre.fr
Price EUR 9-13
Hours Wed-Mon 9-18 (Wed, Fri until 22)

This is not only a big museum, it’s the world’s most visited, and serious art buffs and fans of the Da Vinci Code could probably get lost in here for days, if not weeks. Mind you, the world record for dashing by the Big Three – the Venus De Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and, of course, the Mona Lisa – is a mere 5’56”, although on most days it’ll take you longer than that just to get past the throngs of visitors hoping to photograph the little lady’s wry smile. It’s actually possible to see that and every other piece of the Louvre’s art on its impressive website, but if the real thing still entices, then save yourself some queuing time by buying an advance ticket from a Fnac store or from the Louvre’s website. With one of those in hand, you can enter directly via the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall by the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre metro.