The Louvre Museum, le Louvre for the Parisians, is one of the most visited museums in the world with almost 8 million visitors a year… But that’s not its only impressive number. Paris’ Louvre is also the largest museum in the entire world, as well as an important historic landmark of the capital of France: it is located in the Louvre Palace, which was built in the 12th century and was intended to be a fortress.

 

However, the growth of the city eventually ended the advantages of the building as a defensive one and was converted into the king’s residence until 1682, when Louis XIV decided on the Palace of Versailles. 10 years later, the Louvre started being used as a museum of the Royal collection, thus starting its journey towards becoming one of the most legendary museums in the world.

 

And what about Louvre artwork? Well, it has a collection befitting to its status. You will be able to visit remains of ancient civilisation such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia and the Etruscan, as well as arts from Islam and several eras of the Western Civilisation, such as the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. And let’s not forget about the paintings, such as the Mona Lisa; nor the sculptures, such as the impressive Winged Victory of Samothrace or the Venus de Milo.

 

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The Louvre: Tickets & other useful info

Now that you’ve learned the basics about the impressive Louvre, here you have some practical information to plan your visit accordingly

  • Opening times: The Louvre Museum opens every day except for Tuesdays from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening, 9.45 on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Tickets Louvre: a basic Ticket Louvre is 17 euros, but it is free for minors and European Economic Area residents under 25. Of course, you can also access with your Paris Museum Pass.
  • Where is the Louvre? The Louvre Museum is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower or the charming neighbourhood of Le Marais. Closest metro station is Pyramides.

 

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