What you REALLY need to know about the 4 main Louvre entrances

Louvre Museum main entrance

Louvre Museum

When you visit the Louvre, you find there are four main Louvre entrances but they are not all equal. One thing that is the same is that all the entrances require you to go through security. After security, if you have your ticket you can proceed to the various wings. If you don’t have your ticket, you’ll need to get in line again to buy your ticket either at the self-serve ticket kiosk or at the ticket window. One thing to remember is this is Paris and things can change without notice and then change back again. That said, let me breakdown the four Louvre entrances. Continue reading

Review: THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre)

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View from the top floor of the Louvre

A few months back, I asked Daisy de Plume, creator of THATLou hunts, to be a guest contributor on The Paris Itinerary. Daisy shared her idea behind making the vast Louvre Museum fun and interactive by creating a treasure hunt around the museum – hence the name THATLou (Treasure Hunt at the Louvre). A simply brilliant idea I was excited to try out myself. Continue reading

A Visual Feast: Pictures of the Louvre

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true for the amazing visual feast of the Louvre Museum. Not only is the artwork itself visually satisfying but the courtyard and building is full of beautiful craftsmanship.

Sometimes saying nothing is saying something so enjoy this pictorial sampling.

Exterior of the Louvre Museum

Exterior of the Louvre Museum

 

Interior of the Louvre Museum

Interior of the Louvre Museum

 

Categories of art: paintings, sculpture and monuments

Categories of art: paintings, sculpture and monuments

Bises (kisses),

Kimberly

Travel tip: The best kept secret on where to buy Louvre tickets

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Long lines at the Louvre Museum IM Pei Pyramid entrance

Trust me, if there is one thing you want to do when visiting the Louvre, it is get your Louvre ticket before going to the museum; otherwise, your wait will be hours! What is crazy is the amazingly long lines you see for those without tickets is just the line to get through the security. Those with tickets Continue reading

Exploring The Louvre Museum

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Louvre Museum and IM Pei Pyramid

The Louvre Museum can be an overwhelming place to visit and no wonder, it spans over 652,000 square feet with 35,000 pieces of art on exhibit. So, how do you see it all? Well, honestly, you can’t. There is simply too much to see but you can manage to see some of the more famous works of art like Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

The Louvre is a series of buildings connected together to form a U-shape and is broken down by 3 wings, 5 levels and eight departments. Continue reading