Eastern antiquities, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman sculptures, paintings, graphic arts, artifacts and Islamic Ages. This is the most comprehensive menu of a visit to one of the most famous museums, the Louvre, located in one of the most charming cities of Europe, Paris. Hard to describe the emotion and also the effort you put when visit each of those rooms admiring overvalued extraordinary works such as the Mona Lisa. So here is some information that might be useful to organize your visit to the Louvre.
In this period, the Louvre hosts thematic exhibitions dedicated to Raphael, the last few years (until January 14, 2013); Apoxyomène de Croatie (an ancient bronze statue from Croatia, until February 25, 2013) The designs of Giulio Romano (painter and pupil of Raphael Gonzaga, until January 14).
The Tuileries Garden
The museum is open every day from 9 to 18, except on Tuesdays and 1 January, 1 May, 25 December. Opening hours are reduced to 17 hours on 24 and 31 December. On Wednesdays and Fridays the museum is now open until 21:45 at night.
Carousel of Louvre
The ticket costs 11 euro. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month and July 14. Temporary exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon cost extra 12 € and here the admission on the first Sunday of the monthis free. The cumulative ticket for Louvre Museum and Hall Napoléon Eugène-Delacroix costs 15 euro. If you want to truly appreciate all that the Louvre has to offer you could buy the Paris Museum Pass: with 39 euro you have two whole days to shoot free from 60 museums in Paris.
Sculptures at Louvre
The Louvre Grace
And in a few days, in the former mining town of Lens, will open a branch of the Louvre Museum. We will soon see what it is and whether it is worthwhile to drop by.
Louvre photos: Sripathy Jayachandran, Peter Andersen, Sergei Bandura, Loic Auffray, Viktor Korostynski, Cuba Gallery.