Exploring Louvre Museum

There are lots of museums in Paris and then there is Musée du Louvre.

IMG_7834

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.

DCIM101GOPROGOPR4835.

DCIM101GOPROGOPR4907.

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.

IMG_7566
Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman – Sandro Botticelli
The biggest painting in the museum is The Wedding at Cana / Les Noces de Cana of Paolo Veronese (Caliari)

IMG_7564

There’s more to see like priceless artifacts

DCIM101GOPROGOPR4747.

The intricate ceiling designs

IMG_7565

You can find lots of antiquities from different parts of the world

Near Eastern Antiquities like the Winged Bull of Mesopotamia

IMG_7554
Winged Bull of Mesopotamia
Greek Antiquities like Winged Victory of Samothrace

IMG_7567
Winged Victory of Samothrace/ Nike of Samothrace
Egyptian Antiquities like Stele of the Craftsman of the Royal Tombs

IMG_7965
Stele of the Craftsman of the Royal Tombs, Irynefer and Family
IMG_7953
Gilded Cartonnage of the Lady Tasheret-pa-ankh
 The Sculpture Hall has interesting Greek and Roman statues

DCIM101GOPROGOPR4830.

DCIM101GOPROGOPR4872.

The museum is so huge; one day is not enough to see everything.

IMG_7883

IMG_4174

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.

Louvre Museum

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.

Musée du Louvre from Tigerwanders on Vimeo.

 

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s