Repeat visits to the Louvre and still more to see

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by artslover on September 27, 2012

We had been to the Louvre on a previous visit to Paris, but no one visit will allow you to see everything so we made a return visit.

A good tip, go into the museum through the Caroussel entrance, not the entrance at the glass pyramid. There are far few people trying to enter. You can also buy tickets in advance which will also reduce waiting time.

We skipped the Mona Lisa because that is where the biggest crowds are. Even avoiding that wait, we still managed to look at only a small fraction of what is on display in the three wings of the Louvre. Definitely pick up the maps of the Louvre and figure out what you want to see because there are so many of the world best works but you cannot see them all in one visit.

The Denon wing is particularly good for Italian and French masters. Some of my favourites include the large format paintings by French masters David and Gericault, and the Italians, da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio. The Ruebens room with its life of Marie de Medici is pretty awesome as well.
Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris, France, 75001
+33 (1) 40 20 51 51

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