Visiting the Louvre museum in Paris is probably one of the most common things to do when visiting Paris. Despite going to Paris more than once, I still find the charm of the Louvre quite irresistible. The glass pyramid which serves as its entrance has become one of the most iconic places in all of France and aptly so too, as it serves as a threshold to some of the art world’s most beautiful treasures from times past.
So if you’re quite like me, and want to go to the Louvre, I have some tips here for you which can be very valuable when you go to the Louvre (and other Parisian museums).
First is get a museum pass. There are 1,3,4 and 5 day passes which will not only help you save money but also help you get inside museums – including the Louvre – quickly. Choose and buy a pass according to the number of days you are going to stay in Paris.
Second is try to research information about the Louvre before actually going there. For example, you might want to go to the Louvre on a Wednesday or a Friday since its open until 9:15 on those days. Usually, the halls are empty at around 7 or 7:15 so you can enjoy the artwork in peace after those times.
Third is get and bring a map of the Louvre when you go there. It won’t help your cause if you get lost while trying to see everything that you want to see.
Lastly, make a list of what you want to see badly and choose the furthest wings from the entrance first. That way, if you take too long and is reached by closing time, you’d get to see the other artworks closer to the entrance as the guards try to let you out of the museum.