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Lois R says:
"Where culture, ancient history and antiquities are exhibited in world-class presentation to interest people of all ages - The Louvre Museum, Paris. Really you need to set aside more than a day - youíll need many weeks to see it all but if you have only a day I strongly recommend, before you leave home, you go on to The Louvre Museumís site to work out your priorities because the 35,000 works of art, in eight departments over 60,000 sq metres of exhibition space will take ever so long to try to work out your 'tour' when you get there. Iíve been several times and will go again, for sure. The massive building was first a palace before being opened as a museum in 1793 and since then has evolved to be a major Paris tourist attraction in the 21st century. The collection includes sculptures, paintings, antiquities from all over the world, decorative arts and of course everyone wants to see the Mona Lisa. I found her a little disappointing but donít let me influence your view; on the opposite wall there is a huge, grand religious painting and I find that much more impressive - each time I see it I find more dogs somewhere in the superb work. My favourite place in The Louvre is in the Richlieu Wing - Napoleon IIIís palace rooms. Now truly when to arrive in this gold and red-themed suite of rooms and passageways, with large, bright chandeliers you will be blown away with the grandeur. Last time I visited the Venus de Milo (Aphrodite) which was found on an island and now stands proudly in The Louvre and attracts many visitors - I liked her and of course sheís in my photo album. You enter via the modern pyramid and thereís a huge reception area where you buy your tickets and get the all important pamphlet which outlines all the different areas and then you make your way up the escalators and choose where you want to visit. The Louvre Museum is culturally and historically important in Paris, indeed for France so include it on your next visit if you like the best from your travel spend. "
 
360TG EDITOR says:
"Hi Emma. Thanks for that useful info. According to the Louvre website: 'The museum does not have enough staff to keep the entire museum open every day. Each of the museum's eight departments schedules which of its rooms will be open on which days.'. It then goes on to list that schedule here: www.louvre.fr"
 
Emma Bennett says:
"Avoid visiting The Louvre at Easter - after entering and purchasing a guide book I discovered all museums were closed and just the grounds open!"
 
Sheena Powell says:
"Try the Marais district for affordable hotels and cafes, with the sublime Picasso museum just a short walk away."
 

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