The Louvre Museum, former Residence of the Kings of France is the place to discover while in Paris. Skip the lines and enjoy the day at your own pace at the Louvre, one of the greatest museums in the world. Its impressive collection of masterpieces such as La Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, the Winged History of Samothrace , Le Radeau de la Meduse will be sure to impress.
The museum opens at 9 a.m. and you will have the day to enjoy the masterpieces. The museum is expansive, so plan your trip in advance to optimize your day. Select the time to access the Museum; as the ticket is time stamped ( make sure you arrive at the time requested as ticket is non refundable if any delay or no show)!With your ticket, you can proceed to the 3 wings:
Richelieu Wing :
1st floor houses a collection of decorative arts, with objects such as clocks, furniture, china, and tapestries. 2nd floor includes paintings from the Middle Ages up to the 19th century from across Europe and many works from master painters such as Rubens and Rembrandt.
This is the oldest part of the museum and holds a collection of French paintings, drawings and prints. In addition, the sumptuously decorated Napoleon III Apartments will give you an idea of what the Louvre interior looked like when it housed the kings of France.
This is where you will see La Gioconda, and many more Da Vincis, such as the lovely La Belle Ferronniere, or Portrait of an Unknown Woman. Also admire beautiful Botticelli frescoes, and other fine Italian and Spanish paintings.
Bring your camera with you, and enjoy the day!