Free Louvre Entry- 1st Sunday of month
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Feb 12, 2008 11:34 AM Last Post By: weeg
Jan 30, 2008 2:02 AM
Free Louvre Entry- 1st Sunday of monthI'm going to be in Paris for a few days next week. I understand that the major museums are free on the first sunday of the month - does this mean the Louvre will be mobbed?
If so, I'll go another day, because I like to take my time with art galleries.
What about other galleries/ museums in the area? Same state of business? Or somewhere you would recommend?
Jan 30, 2008 3:44 AM
1The free museums are mobbed on the first Sunday of the month. If you can afford a museum ticket, go another day.
Paris municipal museums are free every day - there are about 15 of those, from the Carnavalet to the Palais de Toyko to the Petit Palais to the Musée de la Vie Romantique.
Jan 30, 2008 9:47 AM
2You might try http://travelgadgetreview.com./top_ten_places_to_visit_paris_france.htm
There are a number of links there also to other things to do in Paris.
Jan 30, 2008 9:57 AM
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Jan 31, 2008 12:04 PM
8Nope. However, the aerospace museum in Le Bourget is free for the next six months, along with a selection of other national museums throughout France.
Feb 1, 2008 11:16 AM
Feb 12, 2008 11:34 AM
10Thanks for your input both here and on my rugby thread.
I ended up spending the sunday morning at the Musee d'Orsay. (I'd been planning the Centre Pompidou, but wasn't paying attention, missed the metro stop I had to chande at, so just stayed on until Orsay! This was a good thing).
I (amazingly, for me) got there about 9.15 so it wasn't too busy. And really enjoyed it. I'd forgotten how fab it is. And I didn't know the Pompidou doesn't open until 11, so would have been for too early, so all good in the end.
The afternoon I spent in the Auld Alliance watching the rugby.
I went to the Louvre on the Monday, and almost entirely failed to go to the wing holding Mona and Venus. Then, just before I left, decided I wanted to see the Raft of the Medusa. Didn't make it that far - the crowds of school parties drove me away.
So, cheers all. You were a big help.
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