21.8.13

The Louvre - Paris


I’m a massive history junkie so when I was in Paris, I had to visit the Louvre. It truly is one of the best museums in the world!


When you first step into this massive museum, it can be a bit confusing at first. It is hard to know where to start and it is very easy to get lost! I was especially excited to see the Egyptian and Roman artefacts. The stories and history behind each piece is just mind blowing!





Even if you have no interest in art or history, this place is at least worth visiting to see the beautiful building. A corner of the museum even has ‘The Napoleon III Apartments’ which shows how the rooms would have looked in the days of Napoleon, before the building became a museum.


The only downside to this museum is the massive crowd of people. Occasionally you will find a pocket of the museum with barely anyone in it, but the most popular artefacts and artworks such as the Mona Lisa, are constantly surrounded by a swam of people.


Travel Tip: 
I would recommend turning up early just before it opens! The line may look long but they filter people through quickly and the line will only get longer as the day goes on. You will also beat the crowds inside the museum by arriving early also.

Have you been to The Louvre? What is your favourite museum? :-)

3 comments:

Quyen Nguyen said...

I love the photo of the crowd in front of the Mona Lisa. That was my same experience. They didn't let us take pictures though! I was shocked at how small the painting actually is. Looks like you had a good trip! I loved the Louvre, but I also had a great time at the Rodin. There was a nearby farmer's market. We bought cheese, bread, pate, and fruits and we had a wonderful picnic at the gardens of the Rodin next to all the sculptures. What a great way to have picnic, next to masterpieces!
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Noor said...

This place is definitely fantastic . Woah , the crowd on Mona Lisa !
Noor @ Noor's Place

Brittney @ True Vintage Love said...

UGH, so jealous right now! I definitely have not been there before, and I've never left the states! I really hope to one day! I love love love places like this!

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