27The Louvre is just beautiful any time of the year. It is the most popular museum in Paris, if not the whole of Europe. It houses classics like the Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace, Venus de Milo, and of course the Pyramid de Louvre pictured above.

26You can get here by metro Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station (line 1). Or you can take the buses or a taxi. For more information, click here.

Admission is 12 euros for the Permanent Collections

Opening hours

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Rooms begin closing 30 minutes before museum closing time.

29You have to go through security before you can go downstairs to buy your ticket or for entry. This is what takes so long. In the morning, you would see the long lines. Since we went late in the afternoon, there wasn’t such a long line. It was also closing in about an hour so we decided to just go the next day.

30This is what it looks like underneath the pyramid glass. There are several ticket booths. Four different entrances so do get a map for different collections. There’s also a bookstore and a cafeteria on the second level.

31You can easily spend a day here.

28We took lots of pictures! :D