The world’s largest art museum, you could spend weeks here and still be surprised by what’s around the corner. The Louvre blends old world sophistication (it was the royal palace of King Louis XIV) and modernism in the glass pyramid out front, with a collection covering medieval times through the 1850s. Perhaps you love antiquities such as the sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus of Milo), the Frieze of Archers, or the Seated Scribe? Or might you prefer Italian Renaissance such as Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, Michaelangelo’s sculpture The Rebellious Slave, or Titian’s Woman with a Mirror? Or the remains of the palace inaugurated by King Sargon II in Khorsabad? Regardless of your fancy, there is always something amazing to discover.
Stop for a hot tea and petit déjeuner (breakfast) or a pause salée (a savory break) nearby at the legendary 1903 teahouse Angelina. Beware though: if you don’t reserve in advance, be prepared for a long line.
The museum is a never-ending labyrinth with thousands of art collections, paintings, sculptures from all time periods and varying art genres.
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Few art galleries are as prized or daunting as the Musée du Louvre, Paris’ pièce de résistance no first-time visitor to the city can resist.
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Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Hours: Open (Closes at 6:00pm)