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Travel tip: 1 easy way to remember what you see at the Louvre

There are about 35,000 pieces of artwork on display at the Louvre Museum and with the exception of Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, you probably won’t remember all the pieces you see. Not to mention, there is no way you’ll see all 35,000 pieces in one visit.


Mona Lisa at the Louvre

So, how do you remember the famous and not so famous paintings, sculptures and pottery works?

Simply modify my travel tip about photographing street signs and take pictures of the plaque describing the work. At the time of publication, you can still take pictures WITHOUT flash in the Louvre.

I try to follow a strict protocol of photographing the plaque first and then the artwork that way when I return from my trip I know exactly which plaque goes with which art work.


Plaque describing the Egyptian Exhibit at the Louvre.



Interior wall of chapel of Akhethetep’s tomb at the Louvre

This tip of course would work in any museum that allows photography.

Bises (kisses),


5 Responses to Travel tip: 1 easy way to remember what you see at the Louvre

  1. Kelly says:

    This is a great tip! I did this through our walk in the Louvre and it made such a difference when I got home and started sorting through pictures. I do the same with memorials and other outdoor attractions. Have a wonderful week.

    1. theparisitinerary says:

      Thanks Kelly! I seem to take pictures of everything too!