LOUVRE MUSEUM in PARIS
The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris is one of the most famous museum in the world. Popular for tourists from around the world. If you’re not sure. Well this is where the famous Mona Lisa painting is on display!
As a result, it’s one of the busiest tourist attractions in Paris.
The Louvre Museum and what you should know.
ETRIPA Tips for tourist visiting this museum!
1. A friendly piece of advice.
This is Paris and a fashion hub of the world. But on your museum tour pack or wear really comfortable shoes. This is a big 62,00 square metre palace! As well as the Mona Lisa there are 35,000 works of art and 380,000 museum objects on display.
2. Firstly how to get into the building?
The long queues at the Pyramid entrance in the centre of the Louvre during the Summer Season can take an hour or longer.
Also understand the first line you see is the security check. Then you line up for your ticket.
Buying a ticket in advance is a good idea. (Try Paris Pass). Or follow our other ideas below!
3. Try the other entrances!
There are four other entrances.
Try the entrances at Porte des Lions just east of the Pont Royal.
Number 99 the Rue du Rivoli.
The Arc du Carousel or directly from the Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (platform on line 1).
4. Buy your ticket at other less busy locations and shops in Paris.
4.1 If you are close to the Louvre Museum?
There is a little tabac shop that sells
Louvre Museum tickets with no service fee.
Located within the Carrousel du Louvre (an underground shopping arcade conveniently attached to the Louvre Museum)
4.2 The FNAC department store there’s one on The Champ Eleyeese it opens at 10am. (A small fee applies)
5. Good value ticket hints.
Entrance tickets to the Louvre is €9.
After 6pm on a Wednesday or Friday, entrance is reduced to just €6. Still leaving plenty of time as it is open until 9.45pm.
Bastille Day (14 July) is Free Entry for everyone. But i’s really busy and you still need to line up for the security check!
6. Check the Day before to save time.
The masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa are moved throughout the museum by the curators. If you can check the website the day before.
Or ask at the info desk when you enter. The Mona Lisa in particular always has another queue!
There are always guided tours starting from under the Pyramid.
7. Refresh and enjoy.
Café Mollien on the first floor which also has a summer terrace and affordable.
Café Denon and Café Richlieu are also available to dine in.
The food mall is popular as well.
The coffee is cheaper outside. But you are a tourist and to say you ate and drank at the Louvre Museum in Paris is a great memory.
If you like puzzles and a quiz or two? Or you want to help your children of all ages 5 to 65 plus.