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Louvre Museum holds the title of the biggest museum in the world. The museum was established in 1793 and is the third most visited museum in the world.

When the museum was opened in 1793, it was an exhibition of 537 paintings. 220 years later its collection of objects is at over 38,000. These differ from objects such as paintings, drawings and sculptures. The building the museum is housed in was originally a fortress in the 12th century but was later redeveloped into the main residence of the French King in 1546. But in 1682, the then king decided to leave the Louvre palace for residence elsewhere. It was during the French revolution that it was decided that the Louvre would become a museum to display the countries masterpieces. The identifiable glass pyramid was added to the building in 1989 and is used as an entrance.

Getting there

The museum is in central Paris so is accessible by public transport. You can get the metro line 1 to ‘Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station’ which is a very short distance away from the museum's entrance. The following bus lines stop in front of the Pyramid: 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95.

Opening Times and Admission

It is advised that if you are visiting the museum that you should do your research before you go and familiarise yourself with the layout. This will help you due to the museum's size, especially if you only want to see only a few specific objects. The museum is open six days of the week, with Tuesdays being a weekly day of closure. It is open from 9am-6pm except for Wednesdays and Fridays when it closes later at 10 pm. Entrance to the museum is at a cost of 15 euros for adults but is free for under 18s, you can buy tickets in advance or pay on the day. The museum has a large selection of restaurants and a souvenir shop.

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Posted: 9 Sep 2019, 12:58

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So much to see

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Easy the best and most eloquent museum i have ever visited. It has so much on offer and is so extensive. It really is best to research before you go so you know what you'd like to see otherwise you could be walking around all day looking for things.

Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 20:56

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A great time

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Honestly one of the best places in palace, the whole place has a feel of grandness and a feel of class. It is well worth anyone's afternoon. Its collection of art is extensive with some high end pieces. 15 euros may seem a little pricey for a museum but it is well worth it in my opinion.

Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 23:15

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Extensive

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One of the better museums i have visited, so much charm and charisma.

Posted: 5 Nov 2018, 22:51

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A must..

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A popular place in Paris and the louvre was very busy on my visit. The original buildings are impressive and complemented by the new glass entrance. The collection is as impressive as the buildings but it is extensive, so research should be done in advance if you want to see certain things.

Posted: 22 Oct 2018, 00:49

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Great Collection

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You can tell why this is one of the worlds best museums, a highly impressive collection and a highly impressive set up at the museum.We attended mid afternoon and the queues for tickets were a little lengthy but not too excessive. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable on what art was in what section of the building.

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