There are lots of museums in Paris and then there is Musée du Louvre.
Musée du Louvre is the largest museum in the world! It was a fortress during 11th century; a Royal Palace in 16th century then eventually became a museum in 1793.
One of the major reasons why people visit Louvre Museum is to see the famous Mona Lisa of Leonardo da Vinci.
But there are lots of paintings that are noteworthy besides Mona Lisa.
The biggest painting in the museum is The Wedding at Cana / Les Noces de Cana of Paolo Veronese (Caliari)
There’s more to see like priceless artifacts
The intricate ceiling designs
You can find lots of antiquities from different parts of the world
Near Eastern Antiquities like the Winged Bull of Mesopotamia
Greek Antiquities like Winged Victory of Samothrace
Egyptian Antiquities like Stele of the Craftsman of the Royal Tombs
The museum is so huge; one day is not enough to see everything.
If you have limited time, you better make a plan and list all what you want to see. For example, if you like Greek and Roman Antiquities, you can go straight to Sully or Denon Wing.
Here’s a map so you can plan your route in Louvre Museum
To give you an idea how big Louvre Museum is, here’s a video of the museum from the outside.
The entrance fee of Louvre Museum is €17.
Want to save? Schedule your visit First Sunday of the month from March 31 to October and you can enter the museum for FREE. 🙂
The museum is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9:00 to 18:00 and 21:45 every Wednesdays and Fridays.